I have the Core and can't say I care for it anywhere near as much as the woodwinds from the same series. Your post is definitely aiming me toward Pro Brass, though.Just getting into this library. One thing I've noticed is how much I like the sound of Trumpet 1 with ALL the mics except Ambient (muted) turned all the way up. I have to be sparing in the use of the dynamics slider when doing so, though.
I compared the sound produced by this maxing out with EWH Brass' trumpet and the results were more than impressive on the part of the SA.
French Horn 1 reacted similarly...I must say, it seems to me that the only thing I have to complain about in regard to this library is how inferior the Core library is to this. It's a no contest, and I can't recommend strongly enough that folks whom are thinking about this library should think hard before buying the Core library...now is the time to go all the way with the wish list sale on.
I personally thought the Core in the woodwinds was very nice, though of course when I went Pro I was delighted. The close mics and extra instruments are great and really good, respectively, and I've found use for the outriggers on projects.