Lol, I don't think it's bloated, unfortunately most skins don't work but...I really didn't like 9 Yeck! Lol, but I've seen 7, so I'm may be confusing a dif. one...yes, I was, 9 wasn't to bad, almost exactly like 10, but I still like 10 better, a more smoother look
well you also have to consider its still in Beta testing, the filesize could potentially reduce upon completion. And have you notices MSoft is the first company (i think) to make a software line over the number 10?
I like VLC most, not that I'm an expert or really know what I'm saying. VLC play's some things WMP just crashes on, VLC play's halve downloaded files. I replaced WMP with VLC and VLC does anything I want it to do.
I have not been able to use Windows Media Player 11, because I still use Windows ME, so so have to stick with 9. But that ok, I mean all I want is something to play my music on. Who cares if its got loads of skins, or a 100 frequency graphic equalizer!! Anyway, I mainly use WinAmp. THE BEST player on the net! And you can watch telly on it!!