Totally agree with you regarding the current audio demos being mostly synth-based stuff, (why no acoustic instruments in the demos), are they that bad ? plus, non of the current synthetic demos has impressed me so far, and the drums sound pretty lame as well.
They surely would benefit by changing these awful sounding demos.
If Steinberg thinks that these audio demos will sell HS, they are way off target. Unless, they post new demos, or some new user demos show up, that make me change my first impression of HS. Oh well.. I will try to be optimistic.