Nero Burn software with a version number is for people who know what they are doing. Nero Express is for idiots, like me, it just asks questions and you answer, yes, no, next etc..
They both do the same job.
Don't know about the price as mine came with the CD/RW disc drive. But I think Nero is better than Roxio EasyCD Creator. So buy a CD/RW drive that comes with Nero. I am sure if you have more intelligence than me you could master it.