Several readers have written in describing awful experiences with RealPlayer to compare with my miserable ordeal with QuickTime. In the previous item, I made a general comment about all streaming media players because they’re all very obnoxious. RealPlayer does all sorts of weird stuff to your system when you install it, and even puts crap in your system tray, which I hate. There definitely aren’t any good guys to be found in this case. I also received a link to a site critiquing the QuickTime interface.