[BTW : instead of going through the whole "note Taking" thread, you could read SuperboyAC's summary and review : http://www.donationc...Archive/NoteTakers1/
; it's not entirely up to date anymore (many apps have added new features since then) but still an excellent read ]
Yes, I think : Evernote, Surfulater or OneNote. Of course there are many other great possible solutions like Zoot, MyBase, AM-Notebook, ndxCards, Textnotes Pro (GemX : be carefull... possibly dying soon), TiddlyWiki, Ultra Recall, etc. Depending on how your needs will evolve.
I use Evernote. Fire it up with ctrl+alt+N. Paste selected text with win+a (or "right click" --> add to evernote). etc. the good thing with evernote is you can start typing as soon as the window appears -- your note will have a date, a title, and even a category.
I'm not sure what you find bloated about EverNote : it's quick, stable, and does what it's supposed to do well.
EverNote's forum is pretty active too, and lots of good advices and knowledgeable people there.