I am long time Mediabrowser user who has decided to give XBMC a shot. So far I like it, but there is one major drawback that has prevented me from using it.
In Mediabrowser, on the EHS screen I have the below categories setup:
In Mediabrowser, this is super simple to set up, I just create the categories in in Configurator and assign the folders to that category. XBMC doesn't seem to have that same simplicity. I have figured out how to add the custom category names, but it's not working correctly. For instance, my Kids Videos folder is a mixture of childrens movies and TV shows, but when I set the folder up, I was prompted to assign it as either a Movies folder or a TV folder. Since most of it is TV, that is what I assigned it to, but when I click into a DVD rip, for instance, it doesn't recognize the file type, and I have to navigate all the way down to the Video_TS folder. If I change the category to Movie, then it doesn't recognize the multiple episodes inside a season folder.
Also, even though I have added these items to their own category, they are still populating in the default Movies and TV folders, which I do not want, though they do work correctly when access from there.
Right now, I am sticking with MB because of this for the wife/kid factor. I don't want to have to explain to them why they have to click down three more levels to the TS file, when in MB they just find the show and go.
I like the plugins for XBMC and I personally bounce between the two a little bit, but I would like to have one solution