Originally Posted by Koopa
The main idea behind it wasn't saving the ratings, I still don't know, why I should rate my own music with stars from 1-5, if I would have music which only would get 1 star, I would simply delete it.
Originally I made the tool for people who lost their whole library. The transfer mode was never planned, people started using the tool to transfer their settings. The only thing I did, was to make it a bit more easy for them.
I don't use the rating features for the songs in my collection either. If I did, they would all be 4 or 5 stars, so there's no point for me in explicitly rating them. Songs that I would rate less, don't make the 'cut'.
Those that DJ for parties, clubs, and internet radio, or otherwise use Winamp for more than personal enjoyment, make the most use of ratings. So it is necessary that Winamp provide robust support for ratings, imo.
Feature creep has been the downfall of many a great utility. Since you are doing this (and your other tools) by yourself, you should keep things at the level of a fun hobby and not let these tools take over your life (especially since you're giving them away), imo.
It is great that some users used their brain to figure out alternate uses, good for them. Nice that you were/are willing to help, but don't get dragged too far down that road.