At this point, anyone who is buying Winamp is most likely not someone with a media player of their own already, since there will be little point in 'killing' an already dead (no longer supported) software. I don't think it is MS.
I really see not point at all in postponing WinAmp's death it should have gone the way of the dodo years ago. Let it die already. Mediocre is really to nice to describe it. A total piece of Shit would much closer to it.
Glad I switched to Aimp 3. It's loads better, and portable! In a world where you're forced onto the likes of Windows 8 that occasionally nukes itself and requires a system wipe and re-load, having as much of your software as possible - portable, makes a world of difference.
Tried Aimp for last 2 days, didn't like it. No cover art and little info. FooBar2000 is worth having, but Winamp is still the best! It's local media library view, album art and visualizations are unequaled. What else shows 1000 by 1000 cover art? It could get better if it cycled through all the .jpgs, nothing does that yet.
I didn't realize Winamp was still going, anything AOL touches usually dies bloated. If the picture on the homepage is anything to go by, Winamp is definitely bloated and well on its way to rotting.
If anybody might be looking for an audio player similar to what Winamp used to be (small, fast, powerful, easy to use, etc...), check out XMPlay. I could spit out a whole list of awesome to say about it, but you should just check it out and see for yourself.
I wouldn't hold my breath hoping Microsoft would "save" Winamp. We all know how Skype and Messenger turned out. And Windows Vista, 7, 8...