I understand that plugin and sample companies need to make a profit so they keep on coming out with new stuff and have great marketing (it's basic business 101 and I don't hold it against them -- it's what they should be doing 100%). A few composers here in L.A. and I were talking the other day about we simply don't really need the large majority of new stuff that's always coming out when it comes down to it, and that we live in a culture where we never think we have enough (the massive sales success of iPhones/smartphones/etc. are completely contingent on this). What are all of your thoughts about this? I know, I know: Many of these sounds can help creatively and sometimes inspire or sometimes are needed for the latest trend, etc...but it's a paradox of choice (a very well-documented human condition) where you're never satisfied and always think that something new will improve everything when we might have all it takes already in our arsenal, with some learning and diving deeper. Some don't have this issue, and I'm actively working on curbing it in myself as appropriate. We all know perfectly well there are exceptions for all of us -- I'm just talking broad strokes. Don't talk for anyone else or about others' choices, and don't take any higher ground or get prideful -- just talk about yourself and how you personally deal/don't deal with this. I'm curious, and it was a great, lively discussion the other day with my composer friends.