If you follow my blog, you know about my experiences migrating from iTunes/iPod to the Windows Media Player/PlaysForSure world. I was impressed with some of the ideas and functionality of the first beta of Windows Media Player 11, but still felt that much needed work.
I just saw that the Windows Media Player team has released beta 2 of WMP11 to the web. I just downloaded it, and I noticed already that the player is much snappier than the first beta. Download it now and check it out!