<<MODERATORS NOTE>> The first two posts in this thread (from Simon and Cory) also appear in the original thread here. (We "copied" them over to here.) Those are both fair posts, as are the posts after that (mostly, at least), however the drama got to be a little much, so the posts after that are not in the original thread and appear only in this new thread. (Those posts were "moved" to this thread.) Cory is obiously biased towards Afflatus. He has put down a lot of competing libaries along the way, including CSS, and often being wrong about each libraries' strengths/weaknesses. And sugarcoating Afflatus quite a bit including comments like "Afflatus' stereo image is fine for all sections" in this very thread, despite obvious stereo imaging issues that I heard in pretty much all demos. That is not very credible, knowing he is in bed with Strezov. Certainly people should keep that in mind when reading Cory's comments. Have myself being close to pulling the trigger on Afflatus - each time too many things I heard just slapped my hand and stopped me from doing it. It would obviously be easier to take part in these talks if I owned the library, which again almost made me make the purchase. But then I tell myself why I shouldn't. As mentioned earlier, I will surely pick it up at a sale but at the current price I just think I'll regret it.