1.) Slow startup as shell
It works as the shell but starts up very slowly, slower than explorer launching and double clicking on a centrafuse shortcut. I have cleaned up services and startup programs and it still starts slowly. Windows shows the welcom screen and then stays on "loading personal settings for a while" and then centrafuse pops right up and no explorer.
Interesting enough, I can hear the music playing 20 seconds before I can actually see the Centrafuse interface.
2.) Embedded Apps
I have set Centrafuse to launch Firefox, Thunderbird, and Netstumbler as external apps. After you close the window, it leaves a grey box in centrafuse and you have to click back into the media screen, then back into apps to launch another embedded app. It would be a cool feature to go back to the media screen automatically after launching and application or at least get rid of this grey box issue.
I will also try to find a work around for not being able to run my startup programs like my wireless client without having explorer as the shell.