I seldom use the CD writer and, usually, only to burn ISO images and/or multisession Data CD. That's why I am reluctant in installing k3b. It's excellent but beyond my needs. So, I'd like to deepen my knowledege of command line burning applications, even if I don't feel very comfortable in using them. I think, however, that it should be a good thing if somebody could make something similar to k3b, taking away all that is related to KDE.
(I don't like KDE so much and, in case I used a powerful computer I'd prefer Gnome, instead).