and just a bit about why i posted the poll... i'm trying to develop the ultimate media management tool. audio collections, movie collections, comics, ebooks, porn, recipes, sounds of cats meowing (an essential component of any cat-owner's multimedia system)... essentially any form of media that some industry group might oppose being in one's possession. ability to create mixed-media playlists, playlists of playlists, add custom tags and grouping mechanisms to media files, export of collection info, launch and play files or playlists with pre-specified parameters, rip from cd/dvd source directly into specified collection-defined format, establish template for and allow manipulation of your filesystem insofar as your archives are concerned (for example, press one button and you can reorganize your audio archive from one folder containing many to, say, 26 (one for each letter of the alphabet) and maybe 1 (or 10) for '0-9', etc.), ability to burn directly from collection, collection search, or playlist to media or image file, web tag lookup (freedb, imdb, etc.), deal with album and movie covers, etc.. essentially, this app is what you would get if you threw nero, eac, lame, alcohol, mpeg audio collection, nbs divx catalog, clonedvd, irfanview, acrobat, cd-dvd speed, and quite a few other useful apps into a big blender, and then poured the resulting mess into a champagne glass... it's also not as hard as it sounds - but the most difficult part is assessing user needs. since joining this forum, i've gotten the impression that people doing things other than dvd movie burning/backup/copying are in the minority... whereas i have never and may never in the future burn an actual dvd movie for use in a player. so i guess i'm trying to gauge how much emphasis i'm going to need to put on the programs different functionalities. of course it already has a SWEET SUITE (get it? hahahaaha i so funny) of mp3-related tools because that is MY primary objective, as no current software suits my needs. however, i'm beginning to think the program will need more support for dealing with pressed and burnt dvd movies, moreso than any audio-related components. anyway, sorry for being long-winded, but thanks in advance for all your input, and i hope soon (by the end of the year) i will be able to release a beta of this software (it will be GPL freeware, of course!).