The answer is in poimenas's original question. He said he wanted a sw to copy cds by the press of a button (ok, some buttons more,I suppose :) ) This is also one of my needs, which clonecd solved in its entity. "Backup from a cd to another."
In case of authoring, I couldn't agree more with you that Nero is good enough for most cases. However nero and many other softwares of this kind have other problems that somebody should eventually face. For example, Nero (and CD Mate) cannot burn a track from an image file on a CDR that has already one session but is still open (they burn the new session and track if you let THEM master it, by drag&drop files as usual..)
Wonder whether there is a really DUMB burning program that allows us to burn everything, with no restrictions, even though the final CD should be unreadable.. Well, mastering a file on HD and then burning it with Clone could work,but there should be an easier way,I suppose..
Gimme all your beer..