For lyrical lines I've gotten great results from LASS FC Cello as well as Tina Guo. I went looking for a more versatile Cello and at the time Emotional Cello was on sale. The only problem is I think I'm the only person on this forum who thought the legato in the examples sounded too much like fake midi cellos of the past. Yes, it has a nice tone but there just seemed to be too much, to my ears, that gave it away as a fake cello. Nevertheless, there were so many people, whose musical works I admired, that love this cello so I decided to go for it. I usually never go against my own ears no matter how well loved a particular VI is by the community, but this time with so many great composers on this forum vouching for it, I went for it. After noodling with it, I was saddened by the fact that it sounded just like I heard it sound in the demos. The point is, if you like the sound of the demos then go for it, but if not, then don't because it does indeed behave the way it sounds in the demos. I did persevere though and opened it up again more recently and I believe I found a legato patch that I quite liked but I can't remember the name of the patch. There are also are a ton of other useful articulations in Emotional Cello that it will still get used. The Emotional Violin on the other hand sounds great to me and I was able to get the cross grade pricing on during the current Best Service sale. After some disappointment with Emotional Cello, I decided to pick up Tina Guo Vol 2 on sale and I prefer the legato in it over Emotional Cello, although I wish it had multiple legato options like you get with LASS FC. Also Vol 2 could use just a hair more vibrato to give it a bit more life therefore it's not going to have that same warmth that other Cello libraries do due to sounding a little bit unemotional at times that a little more vibrato would have remedied. So I'm still on the hunt and it will probably be Chris Hein Cello. Everything I've listened to sounds really nice and in traditional Chris Hein style it seems very flexible. I would also consider Audiomodelings Cello, however there is this certain buzzing in the sound that I don't like. Other than that it sounds really nice and is really flexible as well. If it weren't for the buzzing I hear I would have picked it up already given it's price. I'm still on the fence over Embertone's Blakus as well. I have the other two so I should complete my bundle some day. Honestly, if someone offered me my choice of the lot as a gift there's no doubt I think Chris Hein would be my first pick for Cello. One more to mention is the Cello in Macabre Solo Strings. It sounds really nice and you also get Violin and Viola with it. Only for legato lines but sounds like it excels at that. I don't own this one but I'm considering it.