CyberGene Probably they just mean don't over pedal... some pedal is fine, but you can pull off more variations (please don't do it the Glenn Gould way) if you go more sparingly with the pedal.
dore_m I think you've got the creds and more to flame Pianoteq as much as you want... this is a bit different from posturing with no output. 🙂
Pianoteq's been a tool for inspiration for me. Ironically, few criticize Pianoteq directly with my recordings... often, the piano sound is the thing that gets complimented the most.
I also have a couple of Kawai engines on my piano. One supports sympathetic resonance and the other doesn't. I still hear the difference there, so the difference is not a Pianoteq thing, in my opinion.