i'm a fan of WMP for the layout, i really like it, and its not too bright for me (i cant stand itunes or zune. firstoff because they kinda suck, and second off because they are way too bright for me. itunes also takes over my computer and i dont like that) i also like how wmp can play almost anything with the right codec pack installed. but recently there are a couple of quirks in wmp that i really dont like. i consider 12 to be a step down from 11 in several areas. so i'm looking for a better media player. any suggestions would be welcome. i would like something with dark themes, i dont like white/grey. customizable is good. i would also like it to be able to play just about everything, from mp3 to flac to avi to h264. one thing that is an absolute must is good album art/id3 tag info. i would prefer it if the media player pulled the art from the song every time it played, so i wouldnt have to worry about keeping it up to date, or having single songs in a cd that have different album art not showing up. i also DO NOT want it to separate my albums by artist while i'm looking at them sorted by album. if i have a compilation cd it should show as a single tile or icon when sorted by album, even if it has multiple artists. so if any of you knowledgeable folks have any ideas that would meet or closely match the above list i would be very grateful. thanks for the help!