Greeets, Ted !
I concur with your recent post but must point out that Reason and Live are $$$ more so you more or less get what you pay for. I picked up Storm a couple of years ago when it was being "blown out" and , for the price, thought it would be an interesting toy. I figured the program as 'dead' back then and was at first put off by the fact that there were no updates, no new instruments developed, no noise on the forum nor user contributions. However, I've had a blast with it and it's deeper that it appears on the suface.
I'm not a professional so I don't require it to do anything beyond entertain me, which it has done well. Plus, I've never had a crash or noise issue with it which is more than I can say for some of the more expensive software I own.
Just my two-cents, but I think it's great for what it does and, at the very least, inspires. Development from the inspiration can then be executed on a 'higher plane'. If there's a few extra $ to toss around, Storm is as good an investment as any.