Ascension sounds great! Fat, clean and sits well in a mix. There's a large library of presets, waves & samples - EDM orientated but can work in most genres. (Guitars & Orchestral especially. A few more 'organic' instruments would be good.) The browser makes it easy to find what you're after. Editing & sound creation options are plentiful. The (six) FX are simple but effective. They can be placed in any order. The MIDI player is great for ideas / song starters. MIDI files are built in.. external MIDI files can be imported :-) Try the demo.. odds are you'll want Ascension.
Well, how many synth plugins cost $240 to begin with? Except Omnisphere, HALion, Falcon, but to them Ascension is certianly not comparable. So I would agree with simmo75, a suspicious review, and also an extremely bad review.