It is even a question of OS
I mostly use ImgBurn and UltraISO from time to time for all but my physical Windows XP audio ripstation. Some in this short list will probably bring many a trip down memory lane, but for the record, I still do use them all on a regular basis:
[B]Alcohol 120%[/B] 18.104.22.16802 (Not yet crippled version, Alternative to CloneCD for CD game backups)
[B]CDRDAO[/B] 1.2.3 (Andreas Mueller version, close to original at http://cdrdao.sourceforge.net/)
[B]CDRWin[/B] 4.0H (Golden Hawk version, I know the ins and outs of it only too well)
[B]EAC[/B] 1.x (ripping and burning)
[B]Elby CloneCD[/B] 22.214.171.124 (still make good backups of game CDs)
[B]Feurio[/B] 1.68 (music imaging/burning, licensed for two burners)
[B]IsoBuster [/B]3.6 (for rescuing old CDs)
[B]Microsoft CDImage[/B] 2.47 (to build images with both long and short name compatibility, only tool I know doing it this way)
It goes to show that what the other’s tell you is absolutely true… What you want to acomplish determines what tool you use.
The above list is CD only apart from IsoBuster which takes even harddrives and make an image out of it, but it will not burn. It works in Windows 10, is still updated and is my “ultimate” tool for optical rescue.
For DVD & Blu-Ray I was lucky enough to get a free lifetime registration from DVDFab for their PassKey program from this site in August. It decrypts protection on the fly and so I am free to use any tool to rip DVD and Blu-ray audio (yep, die hard music fan)