There have been many more complaints about the various versions of Nero over the past few years. I gave up on it at Nero 7. Uninstalled and haven't looked back. I haven't even considered putting it back on my newer machines.
There are too many good free substitutes for burning, like ImgBurn or CDBurner XP. If you use the compression/conversion/dvd authoring sections, there are many good free choices there as well, like AVStoDVD, Handbrake, DVDShrink (instead of Recode), DVDFlick, etc.
I heard that Nero got rid of their virtual drive in Nero 9. There are very good alternatives for that as well, like Slysoft's free program VirtualClone Drive.
For all intents and purposes, Nero has become irrelevant.