paying The only extra stuff I'd recommend paying extra for is James Walker Hall's superb Amphitryon synth and Studio.....so much work has clearly gone into these and Studio is a whole new Reaktor environment...... More pertinenntly ,his free stuff ( 3x in particular ) is a class above the **** I found at Dash and so on. The user community , the sharing of creations and the free flow of info and creative tools is what makes Reaktor the unique creation it is , and this should never be lost.....lets hope the library remains that and doesn't become the place where inferior creations end up. I myself am very new to the technology and have learnt so much through looking at the range of tools possible in Reaktor , primarily through access to this vast resource.....Hardware buffs and other users envy us our library , and I suspect it's the reason some users bought the product rather than find a cracked version. Erosion of the ideals behind the free library will hurt us all , including Native Instruments itself. In an attempt not to end on such a doom-ridden note , 1650 free ensembles is still beyond the wildest dreams of musicians who don't have access to the almighty creation that is Reaktor......and I hope programchild gets lucky on the lottery. He's a suberb creator.