Since many of my friends loved Winamp, I got to see it around a lot and associate it with memories of college and hostel life. Good times!
Winamp was also probably the first multimedia software I ever saw. I remember being very surprised when I first found that computers could actually play music and video, and my first introduction to it was with Winamp.
For a long time, this player remained forgotten to me, until tonight. I just discovered a Linux (Ubuntu) equivalent of Winamp and all the old memories came back in an instant! The player is called Audacious. It's a joy to use and the interface is identical to Winamp. Only now can I truly appreciate just how well-designed Winamp was: extremely intuitive, minimal, and beautiful to look at. And ofcourse it works very well, giving very good sound quality and very good presets (downloaded separately).
I just realized that Winamp may still be a very popular piece of software! Maybe it was just me not using it all this time. Or there could be many more souls like me out there. I just don't know and haven't really bothered to check on the internet. Let me know what you think of it, if you still use it, or have memories of it like I do.