I bought HALion 4.x back in July 2012, and I'm surprised that the major magazines still haven't covered it (e.g. Keyboard, Sound on Sound, etc). I know it's a "Kontakt world", but HAL 4 is quite an instrument. I don't find it as easy to use as earlier versions (e.g. HAL 1.x and 2.x), but I'm still in the learning phase. I do like the bundled content though (much of it is carry-over to HALion Sonic).
I don't know if Steinberg just aren't making it available to reviewers, or if reviewers just aren't that interested. It's strange...