But as said for everyday use ... the GUI is impressively "clean" and many like it. So if you have a "thing" for that type of GUI in a media player and looking for a similar replacement then you might be interested in the "Parole" media player. It's actually a multimedia player written for the XFCE desktop (a lightweight GTK desktop) thus doesn't take a lot of system resources on the bright side as well :).
*. Well, it's based on the Gstreamer framework thus plays almost all the popular formats by default.
*. A clean GUI with right-side play-list (which can be hidden).
*. Built in plugins which enable it to disable suspending the PC/Laptop while watching a DVD, shows advanced information about video/audio files (title, artist, codec, etc), system tray icon and another plugin to set the window title to the currently playing file's name.
*. Enable/Disable visualisations.
*. Automatic subtitle loading (change font size, font).
*. Change display hue/brightness/contrast/Saturation.
*. Play DVD/CD directly from an ISO file.
You can install Parole in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (may work in 10.04 and 10.10) by entering the below command in your GNU/Linux Terminal.
sudo apt-get install parole