I was actually a windows media center fan because of its sleeky and easy to use interface but I found out that it has too many hiccups to make it comfortable for me such as lack of HD channels and audio selector when playing media files, to mention a few. Then I found mediaportal and was skeptical because it was for me a bit too difficult and time consuming to configure. But I change my decision some few weeks ago to change over to mediaportal. There were a lot of problems getting things to work though, but one of my major problems was getting the right skin. I decided to install Maya yesterday and was very satisfied with the result and the configurable menu structure. Though it is still imperfect, but I strongly believe that I have made the right choice and hope that it gets even much better in feature releases. I will try also to contribute to this skin. Keep up the good work!