I hate Creative Labs myself, but if you want a awesome looking sound card,
the Audigy Platinum looks wicked... Hardware Actiontrip looks at one
and a gamers perspective...
In the bundle, one thing that surprised me was the quality of the documentation.
Most cards come with a sufficient manual and that's it. The Audigy Platinum
came with a handful of tutorials and how-tos concerning music creation, polishing,
and publishing. When the standard of documentation is that which is necessary
to get the product working, I see this documentation as surpassing that standard
by leaps and bounds.