For the record I use itunes, I just don’t like it. It does things that I just don’t like and don’t need. For example, I have to use itunes to put music on my ipod. I happen to have a lot of music and typically just rotate music on and off. It seems lately that itunes has been updating their software frequently. When itunes updates it then pops a user agreement window. That would normally not be an issue, but it seems that this agreement happens to pop behind all other windows, so you can’t find it. I sit and wait for itunes to open so I can move files and it never shows. You also never see this prompt in the task bar. Also, there is no need for a audio playing software to take almost as much memory as Internet Explorer. As I type this and not even using itunes just have it open it is taking 50 meg of ram, and somewhere near 13% of cpu.
For a day to day audio software I use foobar2000. It is small, has playlists, key controls and is easy to use.