After a while (and after removing the garbage), the program grew on me. Burn4Free is decidedly easy to use and has a very neat interface trick up its sleeve; it decides the type of disc to burn based on what types of files you add is kind of neat once you get used to it. For instance, if you drag MP3, OGG, or WMA files to the data window, you're offered the option to burn an MP3 data disc or audio CD. You can also save any type of job as an ISO.
I had no problems burning discs with Burn4Free and it handled my test ISO files nicely--it's a very competent program. Once properly configured, the Madison Ave. noise factor drops substantially. If what remains is still too much to take, InfraRecorder Portable or CDBurner XP might be more to your liking.
--Jon L. Jacobi