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I voted for Audacious because it plays everything, does it as unobtrusively as you like and can live in the tray. There's a good set of plug ins, the OSD is highly configurable. For a music player which is also a music collection manager/tagger etc Gmusicbrowser is pretty good (if a little odd at first), it should be on the list.
I tend to prefer simpler audio media players that don't try to organize your stuff in libraries and whatnot, so I prefer the winamp/xmms style. Audacious is my choice and it is installed in Slackware 12 by default.
Another one I really like that is not on the list is herrie, which is a really nice command line music player. I encourage anyone looking for a CL music player, or just a lightweight music player, to check it out. It has the features you would expect from XMMS except for the GUI and skins
I used to use noatun because it was simple. But Amarok is full of features and easy to use. it plays steams, downloads podcasts, and has a good library system. though i haven't found a plugin to make Amarok shut off after an elapsed time. noatun had a sleep plugin. best i can figure out in Amarok is to queue an hour's worth of songs and hit 'stop after queue.'