#1
I didn't really find anything from a search.

What's a good vst sample loader that'll work well for drums?
#2
Are you doing drum replacement, or like straight up MIDI programming?
I've bought, sold, and traded more gear than I care to admit.
#5
Native Instruments Battery 3.

Although it comes with like 60 drum things I like running my own samples through it, and its really easy to link stuff so you can cut your open high hats when closed high hats come on (of course all samplers should be able to do this)