Good job, Jerg. I must try myself some time. FR-wise I'd agree with your observations from my experience. Never saw the vocals as dry, though, but good word to describe the effect.
How do you change the width of the EQ points/bands? I can't seem to do that, maybe I have another version of electri-q? Mine is the same edition, though.
You think the velours sound cupped, they do not to me? The pleathers does, on the other hand. Sounds a bit like being hit by a wall of sound.
Double-click the points in the EQ and a small menu will pop out for you to adjust frequency/amplitude/width.
Stock pleathers are more cupped-sounding than velours, but both are, to some degrees (like I said, could be accentuated by the notch, which turned out to be introducing a nasal quality to vocals).