Pebuilder is still the easiest tool to create a Windows-LiveCD - its much easier than winbuilder.
I think this is not an accurate nor fair statement.
WinBuilder is a script engine it's not a XP PE builder to start with, whether it's easier or not to get wb boot disk projects working or not depends entirely on the respective project developers and users.
wb was developed having in mind the research and development of things that were possible to do with windows and one of the reasons why wb exists is to seek out new challenges and this is just not feasible with BartPE.
You find wb projects for everything related to boot disks that go from slim rescue platforms to full multimedia environments booting from CD or whichever chosen media.
And there are so many people contributing with new app scripts at each new week that work regardless of the end project being built from XP, Vista or whatever source so why would all of this activity happen if wb is not at least as easy to work with as bartPE?
I think you mean that your experience with wb is not good, but as was mentioned at the time you wrote about it on the forum - there was an error on the files from the LiveXP download server that was corrected once you reported it. This happens with all active developments, just wish your experience had been a bit more pleasant to know what I mean.
I'm just sad because when I read you reply I see the lack of recognition for the talent of developers like PSC, Galapo, Thuun, MedEvil, NightMan and so many other gifted people that created such amazing developments with boot disks over these last 4 years and yet their work is barely noticed in detriment to deities that stopped working with PE environments a long time ago even thought some of them like Peter spent so many time helping you with MOA.
It's also feels so strange to hear comparisons of wb vs bartPE in terms of being easy. With bartPE it's not easy at all to create a better project, for example, try persuading the author to skip the need of using a dummy mkisofs.exe to allow "post-processing" plugins, avoid need for "ZZZ" plugin title names, to stop copying >150Mb worth of XP files when you barely need over 30Mb for the same level of functionality or even redistribute his work without a paid OEM version.
In conclusion, being good or not, it's people like you and me along with many other kind souls that join these works that create, share and improve the state of the available projects. Or would you prefer to wait another two years for any glimmer of updates from a closed development like bartPE while ignoring all of these projects that are already available and working?
Sorry for the rant..