Become the Budding Director You Were Born to Be
Windows Movie Maker is certainly easy to use. You'll find that you can create a movie, and distribute it, within a couple of hours, without having to take complex training courses. The fact the Movie Maker is free to Windows XP users is an obvious plus. I am hopeful that future releases will remain free.
The take-away message for both of these products is not how they one-up each other, but that there is healthy competition in this market. Both products deliver broadcast quality solutions at DVD or higher quality. It was only a three or four years ago that you would have had to pay thousands for the same software.
So the tools are out there and you have no more excuses. What you need to do is look inward and find the budding film director you always wanted to be. With podcasting as an easy mechanism for distributing your content, you may be surprised how many people want to share your film vision. Just remember to credit the tool that got you there.