So, a lot of people can't see where I'm coming from with this, but I don't think ANY of the media player options I've tried has been that great.
iTunes - looks like a toy, always trying be intelligent when it just needs to do what I say
WMP - what the heck happened there? They had it great back in the XP days and now... it just makes no sense now. There doesn't seem to be any intuitive way to move around it. Like many other players, it's become too video focused.
Helium Music Manager - best I've tried, but not the nicest interface and super slooooow to start up. Also had a weird way of selecting files to play etc. I am currently trying version 10 since 9 started freezing on start up.
KM Player - doesn't seem to have an option to display the playlist/album I'm currently listening too, just displays a single track, and even that isn't guaranteed. I just didn't like the L&F.
Is there something out there that isn't... well, crap?