Recently I read a story about a particular soft synth. In the post a point was made to state that this was the only soft synth that the author would not likely retrack with hardware. While I understand that using and mastering hardware synths can be a point of pride for some, discounting the value of software to the point of ignoring it outright is likely leaving out about 80% of the synth market.
I’ll warn you now, this is not an analog v.s. digital comparison. Though the subject is discussed to a certain extent, this isn’t really the point of my comparison.