When it comes to creating images, I know Alcohol does a good job of creating images and I'm pretty sure BW must too (otherwise, people wouldn't use it). I assume the same holds true for burning images. But Alcohol also has a virtual drive. Does BW have one? Not that I'm aware of. Also, Alcohol has a lot more customization options for the copy protections, BW is pretty much point and click, no real configuration to speak of. Better for the technologically inept (no offense, just matter-of-fact), but not so for the geeks who want to get in there and fiddle with things to try and create a better image. That's my personal view on the matter.