Nero is back to old form... I'm like Dartman... I use the pieces I need... Always was a fan of Burning ROM's interface. That said, I still use ImgBurn a lot too -- I'm familiar with it now... I just don't think in a few years anyone will be burning much CD/DVD/Blu-Ray media. My opinion.
Still, you should be able to find a decent deal on the Nero suite and you will likely find good uses for it because of its general ease of use. Now that it is less bloated on a selective install, it is worth the disc space it consumes. Is Nero back? Well, it never really left... it just got lost along the way. I think they finally listened to their users. It's just going to be hard to win some of them back... Give the Trial a go Lenny and see for yourself... You might be glad you did.