Occasionally I use bittorent, and I really liked Azureus (or Vuze). But they switched attitude.
Azureus: A nice application, with lot a features. Built on Eclipse platform, – a model of how great is Eclipse RCP. I’ve been using it since about version 3.x, – about 2 yrs or more. It was one of my first torrent client. But things change. Licensing changed, interface changed, and now you could occasionally get an annoying pop-up calling for donation, – check Wikipedia on Vuze for details. I dislike this kind of attitude, and I started to search for a new client.
Under Ubuntu Transmssion would be a natural choice. But Transmission had a slow bootup, and freezed from time to time for a half minute or more. Then I decided to search for other free, featureful torrent client. I check wikipedia as usually, and after few hours of evaluations, I choose my new bittorent client: Deluge.
Deluge is really nice. Fancy, easy to use interface, with all the stuff I need: It has uPnP support, so no router hacking, has support for moving finished stuff to a new location, etc.. If you are also disappointed with Vuze consider Deluge!
There is only one thing I’m missing: the search. – Vuze/Azureus get that rigth, in my oppinion.
To be honest, I was hopping that Vuze will provide service-on-demand, pay-per-view (download), but that did not happened.