What I don't like about Audacity? Well, first let me say what I like about mp3DirectCut
It's interface might be quirky, but the thing that's important is that it can do the cutting without re-encoding the file. Not only is this a lot faster than re-encoding, but it also doesn't destroy quality, which re-encoding does. If there's other programs that can do this direct cutting, let me know - does Code-it do that, Curt
Next, Audacity... ugh.
The user interface is extremely clunky - I can live with that, but it's definitely a turnoff. It's somewhat feature-limited compared to commercial audio editors, but that's fine as well, it's entirely suitable for some very light editing tasks.
There's a few problems, though. Like when working with compressed files, it requires the entire file to be decompressed before it will even *open* the file - and it always uses %TEMP% with no way of overriding the scratch directory. And it just generally seems pretty slow.
It's fine for small and easy editing tasks; I just can't help wonder why Audacity is thought of as the best opensource audio editor - isn't there anything better available?