WMP is a terrible DVD player anyway.  That's why I don't use Windows to watch weekly Netflix rentals. Besides, WMP is more suitable to play BT DVD backups, I suppose that's its sole purpose now. 

I think my main concern is, is it a slippery slope? I mean how many more are they going to cut ?  or more specifically, how many more are they going to cut that will affect me? Cutting things are necessary, but, at what cost?