I'm going to go counter to the grain on the iLok. Eventually you are going to see something out there you want, and I mean really want, and it is going to require an iLok. Ivory II for example, has the best virtual piano samples on the market today, and it requires an iLok. The reason I moved away from Pro Tools was because of the draconian way it handles multi-timbral virtual instruments. It is very difficult to set them up properly. The way it handles audio work is good. Every DAW has its pluses and minuses.