True, true and true. But, even though those things bothered me as well, once I played one of the instruments I was hooked. I’ll deal with building ensembles, even if I have to make them from single instruments. A hassle, but I started with dry libraries, it’s not a deal killer for me.
I believe they’ll have woodwinds at some point. I hope so because I love writing for winds.
The iOS prices aren’t that bad. $20 per instrument, and they’re every bit as good as the desktop versions soundwise, they’re just missing a few controls. Again, nothing that’s a deal killer.
If you want to try one, just to see, let me recommend either the Flugelhorn, the Cello, the Violin or the French Horn, (there isn’t a bad one in the group but I find myself using these the most).
Let me know if you come across something else. Whoever makes the first “good” in situ orch lib for iPad OS will own the market.
VSL, Spitfire and OT, (all who make their own sample engine) should be looking into this.