It occured to me recently, that love for instruments has always been okay for guitarists or drummers, even classic musicians, but a shame for synthesizers and electronic stuff, though some the artists in the 70's ( Vangelis, Freddy Mer- cury...), and mostly in the 80's ( Peter Gabriel, Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby, etc..) were keyboard artists, and pretty much not guitar players.
I tried a lot of them (maybe, tried them all, for I know... lol ! ), virtual synths, effects, etc... for a couple of years now, to build my fixed and limited, but optimized, set of VSTi virtual instruments, in order to get the best of it, and settle some efficiency here... if it's only possible. Of course, I realise this "virtual set" is pretty close to the legendary 80's equipment set I was talking up above, with the Emulator X, Waldorf Wave, Pro-53, etc...
And, if I ever run out of ideas with this "fixed" set, I got no problem opening one of those neat extra VST's, and often find something useful ! The little rule is made to be broken. Ultimately, it's about making music and fun... you get the point.
Anyway, it's a good statement to start working with. I invite you to try it, else, who knows what could happen, I could be lost forever in the land of thousand sounds, gnagnagnagna blah blah blah... prout.