And some Alan...
As much as I love Orchestra Tools, they are not that great if you want a more aggressive sound.
Extremely helpful, thank you. I'll probably go with Berlin Brass to start then as most of what I do is on the non-epic side of the spectrum. Am planning on picking up CinePerc though - which seems like the way to go for percussion.Berlin Brass is great but if you want a really aggressive sound for, let's say, a battle theme or something very accentuated then I think CineBrass is probably better. But Berlin Brass sounds much much better, if we're just talking sound quality.
You can't go wrong with Berlin Brass if that's what concerns you. I'm very pleased with it, but I'm still considering getting some of the CineSample libraries on sale because of their more accentuated sound. In the end, though, you can get your mock-ups done with either of them.