Just wondered if anyone wanted to swap tips on what's out there at the moment.
Right now I'm obsessing over Izotope 5 for mastering - best tool for post-production that's ever been created IMO, and it's something I always found tricky so for me it's a godsend.
Synth-wise, fucking LOVING Arturia's Oberheim soft synth. One of the most versatile buggers I've heard in years, and capable of a lot more than you might initially expect, especially since it's now in poly format.
Oh also: the Roots SDX drum sample libraries are perhaps the only beat samples you'll ever need.