I wish i understood their logic behind making it so complicated like this.
I really miss winamp used it since 1998, but im really thinking its causing my audio drivers to crash some how. If my audio keeps crashing (happens randomly so its hard to pindown the reason), then i'll know its not winamp and go back to using it. Miss it.
Under the hood foobar does have fully functional media library/library watching functionality, its just that the default UI is simple and playlist centered. Its really not hard to setup foobar to have a more media library centered approach. here is my foobar layout, I'm only using 4 components and the default UI, took like 5 mins to setup using live editing :
Components: Facets, quicksearch, simplaylist, simplaylist manager
The left sidebar lets me search my media library, and anything I select on the left sidebar automatically populates the playlist, no need for me to create playlists or anything (although you can if you want to of course, the transcode and burn playlists are ones I made). I have the quicksearch added above the playlist so I can inline search just the active playlist if I want. I can upload the layout and needed components when I get home from work.