If you knew how, you could create your own DX9/WMP9 component. My footprint is 125 mb and loads to useable in about 20 seconds excluding POST. I just messed with it this weekend and came up with that. I'm going to continue tweaking with the next version of ME in mind (based on Winamp, not WMP). I would love to hear about other people's configurations and stuff since this is the first time I've ever messed with it and I'm trying to learn as much about it as possible.