Alrighty. I've heard this from sooo many people already: "Should I use Allegro or SDL?" I would just like to know why nobody ever mentions Windows GDI? It does the job, and you don't need to download extra libraries or anything. Allegro and SDL are useful, true, but what's wrong with GDI (other than its slowness)? In fact, I have this feeling that around 80% of the people trying to get into gfx stuff haven't even heard of it. And yet, it's the gfx thing built into Windows! Can anybody please explain to me why this is?