xfburn does work for me for simple data CDs, nothing else. k3b is by far the best out there. Xcdroast also works well but has a horrible UI. Once you get used to it I think it works well. It isn't lightweight, though.
Graveman was a nightmare in VL 5.8. It never worked properly for me and is no longer developed.
I haven't tried brasero or wishCD yet.