I find that Nero 6 does a remarkably good job of treating me like a retard. Whilst you may well agree with it on this point, I do generally prefer software I’ve paid for and use regularly to not do this.
(For example, where is MDI support?)
It also fails to fix the one gripe I do have with Nero 5 - international text support. There was a minor improvement with version 6: instead of simply dropping the characters, it converted them to question marks instead. Not particularly useful for actually burning discs with the filenames I wanted, or creating disc labels with the text I wanted though…
I prefer not to upgrade to software that gives me more problems than the version I’ve already got, particularly when it doesn’t give any benefits in return.
Using speeds above 4x isn’t very viable when reading files over a 100mbit network â€“ and 4x itself is pushing things a bit when one side is a 950mhz Duron with a network card that doesn’t do DMA.
I’d prefer to get a new drive over a used one, since burners have limited lifespans â€“ plus recent burners can read DVDÂ±R discs faster than old ones, something which I appreciate more than just fast write speeds.