first, imgburn is not overly complicated. at install and first launch, you get a very clear and concise dialog asking what kind of project you'd like to complete; be it burn an image to disk, or create one etc. it does have the more complicated features for disk mastering for more advanced users, but they're not required as the defaults have never failed me regardless of the task i wish to perform.second, burnaware, while an ok type of app, falls short in some of its functionality and abilty, but can't be totally ignored because it is, after all, free.plumber should focus on a more intelligent and lucid explanation as to why he thinks one program beats another, and leave the passion out of it. slamming other people for their own beliefs simply because they don't fall in line with yours is immature and closed minded. rating a program high because the authors included adding it into the context menu or because they're a friend of yours is simply ridiculous. what other folks are mentioning here is simply this:when you compare this program to others, it doesn't do anything more than the others do besides that context menu thing. i, for one, don't care much about that since i prefer to get into the program itself and do the disk mastering myself. that being said, considering that the other programs are free and this one is not, i would go with the others, and between those two mentioned, imgburn is by far the more powerful and comprehensive. now i did give this program a fair shake and tried it, and quite frankly i am very not impressed with it. it's burner software. it works. so it gets a 3. does it work better? no, so it doesn't get an extra point which would have been a 4. when comparing apples to apples, is it free also? no, there goes the other point that could have brought it up to a 5. so to be clear, it works, but it's not free or as powerful as other free ones, it gets a 3.also, one other thing... take note of the image. right above this program's dialog for burning an image to disk, is windows built in ability to burn an image to disk, which is also (ahem) free. so is one really expected to pay to do something that can be done in literally the same step for free?and i don't know any of the authors to any of the programs.