Originally Posted by celluloidprop
My only knock on SEP is that some of the film profiles are waaaaay too contrasty and you lose highlights and shadows right off the bat.
That's true, but with control points, it's dead easy to tweak the image to make it just right, or just move the global contrast slider down a bit.
It reminds me of my Alesis synthesizer. The presets, as they are from the factory, are kind of rubbish, but with a wee bit of a tweak, they can sound fantastic.