Sorry if I annoyed you, to be honest the only reason I replied was you saying you weren’t interested in what others thought, and that was a little annoying to me, presuming I understood what you were saying properly (wouldn’t be the first time I’ve miss-understood)
And also sorry for wrongly presuming you were one of those who expects everything for free, sadly there are a lot of them about.
Personally I too wouldn’t pay £9.99 for 32 presets, but I would pay half that which if what memory serves me correctly is what they reduce them to from time to time, presuming there was a sound in the demo that I really liked.
One of my annoyances is when a sound bank has hardly any demos, take the three I just bought, 150 presets on each, I hated all three of the audio demos on Beats Explorations, just 3 audio demos out of 150 sounds (well the last demo might have had a mixture of different presets in it, but to me it sounded like someone twiddling knobs to make sound effects that I’d never use, I’m sure many other people probably thought it was great). Had they not had the cheap bundle, based on the audio demos alone, there’s only one set I would have possibly have bought, and then only in a sale, as to me, I was effectively buying it almost blind, whereas now I’ve listened to a lot more, there’s presets I really like from all three.
Or to put it another way, I think they would probably sell more if they included many more audio demos.
Usually there’s only a few sounds on any expansion that I really like anyway, hence like you, I’m looking for my monies worth.
But it’s weird how things change, I’m 60 this year, bought my first hardware synth in about 1982. (2nd hand Korg micro preset)
When synths started having memory cards and you could buy presets. You couldn’t buy them for anything like £9.99 and that’s £9.99 last century.
Then again I lusted after certain synth in my youth, never could afford them (Jupiter 8 etc) and now for a fraction of the cost, I have them all on my PC