Exactly. VLC used to be great until they added unnecessary features which made it run slow and made it too complex for its own good. MPC is fantastic. You can make is as simple as you want or as complex as you can get it.
"Don't let it end like this...Tell them I said something." Pancho Villa
I bought a Blu-Ray player that came with a PowerDVD suite, and once installed all you have to do is insert a Blu-Ray and the software will launch and start to play. It may take a bit of configuring dependent on your audio setup, but the install was pretty painless.