Why on earth do you want to get rid of Vista.
I use it and found it far superior to xp, and certainly would not go back.
I know people don't like change, and always complain about any new operating system.
XP had more complaints than most, but eventually won most people over, although some stalwarts still prefer 98 SE.
The windows media is excelent, and i'm sure given time and experience of it you could like it.
All the best.