Some time ago (a very long time ago) I said I was closing in on my new updated arranger system namely the flr2007 with the following updates:
Live - Styler
Also, a long time ago I said, "What is left to update or acquire includes Garritan's GM and some other sound libraries (GPOA, Virtual Instruments, etc.)".
Well, I am still waiting for the Garritan GM wavetable which should be out during the Fall of 2007....we'll see!!!
In the meantime I am working towards my flr2008 software based arranger system. There have been recent updates as follows:
Kontakt 2.3 and soon 3.0
GPO & JABB Kontakt Players & Libraries
Bandstand - soon
forte Ensemble - soon (testing beta versions)
I am staying a while longer with Windows XP. Vista still seems to have the following issues:
* Drivers are still missing or weak for soundcards etc.
* Support for 64 bit operations in applications is still not available or weak.
* To many bugs in general.
So I plan on waiting for another 6 months to a year before I convert to Vista.