I was looking for a good winamp like Audio player for my Ubuntu. I hate rhythmbox for it's interface. And so the journey began to find a good Audio player that'll give me good enough sound and ease of use so that I won't miss my winamp.
After going through a lot of crap, blogs, posts and all I settled on Audacious.
It gives me everything that I need and I didn't need to learn something new because things were not as I wanted them to be.
And those are some crystals for desktop background. Naah, I just crammed them in the LCD.