Sounds to me like samples/loops/clips are part of a trend. Native Instruments just launched Sounds.com after Noiiz.com ramped up its own service. LoopMasters will update Loopcloud soon and Splice is being discussed a fair deal. But they’re all about massive amounts of very similar samples.
And what gets me is that there are many cool potential uses for this kind of #soundware. For instance, pitch-tracking a Bulgarian singer’s voice to both learn more about the technique and potentially integrate some of these inflections in #synthing.