When Arturia first came out with Analog Laboratory, it didn't seem like that much of an improvement to me over Analog Factory, which I owned along with Prophet V and later Moog Modular-V. Then Arturia gave me a great price for the V-Collection 2 with Analog Laboratory, as a repeat customer (several months ago). Then Laboratory was rather nice to have. Also discovered the automated controls which Factory didn't have. Now that I was able to get Oberheim SEM-V and Wurlitzer sounds for free recently, this Laboratory is really nice!! Now that Arturia dropped the price on Laboratory, it seems like a very good deal in my opinion. Also, the joystick works on the SEM-V sounds for me with Cubase LE4 and an iMac while using Laboratory (which was an issue for me with the trial version of Oberheim SEM-V).