I’ve been listening to music for like 12 hours straight now using the latest Rhythmbox from CVS. I’m happy to say that it hasn’t crashed even ONCE during this time. The UI feels snappy, and everything Just Works (with the exception of it not playing a couple of my mp3s, but whatever). MAD PROPS TO WALTERS AND THE REST OF THE RHYTHMBOX TEAM!
So, what I’m trying to say is, if you gave up on Rhythmbox back in the day, give it another chance. Oh, here’s a screenshot.