I don't want to make an ass out of myself, but I will mention this, I do have VCC and Reelbus, I also have DSM by Proaudio DSP, one of the features of DSM is its ability to capture spectrum of another record and apply it to your mix. Now I did a test by putting my mix through VCC and Reelbus and then applying spectrum of a fantastically mixed record to mine. That record was tracked and mastered to tape, no expense spared. My mix sounded real good to my ears. So like yourself I do not have the absolute need to get VTM, but saying that I do like it a lot.