I have a very deep problem.
Of course, I adore all VSL instruments for their professional shape and playability.
In most situations, I can mix them the way I want and be very happy with it.
The problem is the few cases when I am not that happy, and helas, it is so with dimension violins together with MIR. Too harsh, not mellow enough, not that real.
I find myself EQing the instruments (mainly violins) just to observe that I don't improve on anything, I just destroy the original sound. And yes, I have 50 EQs at least, some quite expensive.
Curiously (and happily), voices or percussion sound absolutely gorgeous in MIR for me, and MIR gives that unique 3D feeling that you can't get anywhere else on the planet. But strings, particularily dimension violins, get me nervous.
Even more when I hear the splendid demos of Guy Bacos and Carles Piles. Not a chance that I buy the fact that they use only dimension strings and MIR. I would be happy to get a clue to how they achieve such a lush and realistic sound.