Thanks for the quick response!
I personally have been using Winamp media library sort of like iTunes / WMP shortly after media library came out. Though it makes me cringe comparing Winamp to these media players
>> "lead to some people believing the ml is more like iTunes / WMP than it actually is"
This can be interpreted as such: software is being developed not from user requests and usability desires, but more from a perspective of telling the users what they should be doing and how they should be using the software.
Winamp has a lot of settings, why not add a setting and see if people like it? We already know a few people have requested it. Do plugins have access to the API to be able to make this change?
BTW, the primary reason I do love Winamp so much is because it has let me be able to customize it so much. I use a unique way to store my music library and play it back in Winamp. A lot of the features have been turned off, yet features like media library is highly dependent.