I downloaded the demo version of TapeDeck, and was immediately stunned by its interface which exactly mimics a portable cassette recorder. This, of course, means there's absolutely no learning curve in using TapeDeck, since virtually everyone has experience using cassette recorders. Congrats to the developers for this inspired interface.
My one beef with the software has been resolved by a video they posted on their web site. Like the previous reviewer, my main objective with TapeDeck is to capture a stream of internet radio content. The video showed me how to do that. And as I write this, I'm recording Radio Paradise to one of the "tapes." Just drag the tape to iTunes, plop it onto your iPod, hop on an airplane, and you've got hours of entertainment to distract you from the pathetic lack of legroom, absence of food, and the 3-year-old kicking the back of your seat.
I gave TapeDeck a rating of 5 because it does its job perfectly. For a version 1.0 product, it's well-conceived, intelligently executed, and rock solid. The only thing that could be improved is the necessity to download an ancillary system utility called Soundflower that directs the sound to the TapeDeck application. It would be nice if this capability were built in to TapeDeck instead of requiring a separate download and setup. But it's a very, very small quibble, and takes nothing away from the fact that this program's capability is the answer to my prayers.