Makes sense. BBCSO. I want to believe. I'm a weird one in that I actually like the sound of BBCSO more than SSO. But, the SSO demos are so much more musical. I don't know what my first Spitfire library will be yet, but I have a feeling that price will dictate some of my decision. I may just start with core and see where that goes, but I find that lack of bass clarinet in core disturbing.Interesting and cool how tastes differ here. For this short piece BBCSO is my favourite, just because of the gorgeous sound. Cinematic Studio Strings and Spitfire Chamber Strings I do not care for much here (though I love CSS for other things).
Jose, about the gaps in the legato transitions, I have a suspicion where this comes from. Some of the instruments have an 'extended legato' patch, where you can perform legato and shorts on the same patch. I think it's something that Andy Blaney programs if I'm not mistaken. For some instruments this patch is very good. For other instruments, the normal legato patch, which is hidden and not active by default, sounds much better to me. You have to be careful when programing and choose the right option.
Btw I know that you didn't post any SSO demos, I'm just mostly thinking out loud.