I love imgburn! I can't say I've used it in the last 3 months or not, but it's great!
In the case of Nero the bloat came in the form of leaving their core product (the burning rom) virtually unchanged while tacking on additional little programs and calling it a "suite", increasing their version number, and charging increasingly exorbitant amounts. $100 for Nero? They gotta be out of their mind!
Also, the majority of the "tack ons" were released into a market flooded with alternatives. Why make a Nero media player when there's SO MANY other (superior) choices out there? WMP, WinAmp, BSPlayer, Real Media Player, WinDVD, PowerDVD, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc?! A photo viewer in Nero? WHAT? Who was the first douche bag that said "hey I got an idea: lets make proprietary audio and video encoding formats that only people with Nero can use!"?
I must say, I was glad to find the cover designer. At the time I was burning a lot of audio CDs and it was nice to be able to print the ID3 tags to a playlist formatted to fit into a CD case. Even though this has been used as an example of bloat in a lot of the posts here, I don't think it is. When it was added there was virtually no alternative and IMO was also very related to the typical Nero user at the time: people who wanted to listen to the music they pirated from Napster.