I don't like it either, it eats up important resources, and the only function it serves that other programs can't do more efficiently (eg: SpeedswitchXP) is the keyboard shortcuts. So I don't have it installed either, and put up with manual CD tray release, etc...
That my opinion anyway.
haha yeah about every 2nd time im putting my laptop in the case or moving it, i hit the eject button. thought it was just me although if i didnt keep it on while transporting it that wouldnt be a problem.