Excellent Sounds - Tiny Price
I am very happy with this purchase. I have never used any of the "Super Large (with a price to match)" Symphonic Libraries so I can't compare them with this, all I can say is that the sounds here are very warm and very big and very real sounding. Many articulations are available and it seems that all Orchestral bases are covered. The Aria player is surprisingly easy on resources and pretty simple and flexible to work with. I deducted 1/2 a star because the "Ambience" reverb program doesn't sound that good to me (altho it's not that big a deal) and using all the articulations requires the use of many keyboard controllers - like the mod wheel, keyswitches, sustain pedal, etc, and is not that easy for a hacker like me to learn (I'm a drummer).
I wholeheartedly recommend this library to anyone who is looking for excellent orchestral sounds on a budget - just like the ad says.
Also, I wanted to say that registering and authorizing is very slick and quick, unlike most other programs I have, and doesn't penalize you if your music PC is not connected to the Internet. And the Garritan website is great with lots of resources available. I think that about covers it.