I find the UI and general usability of the prepackaged windows Media Player to be cludgy and at times incomprehensible. I used to use programs like WinAmp and Sonique, many years ago. What are some current alternatives to the windows Media Player? I don't have iTunes - I'm pretty happy with ripping my own audio files from my album collection.
I'm specifically looking for the follow qualities/abilities:
Easy sorting and manipulation of the media library
Easy tagging of media - marking favorites and ratings, etc.
Something like a Picasa for audio media.