Unless it supports secure rips, drive offsets (or any per drive settings), accurip, Error correction, etc I can't see Windows Media Player for extracting audio from CD's as a real solution.
If you are simiply transfering audio for personal listening, all your CD's are perfect, and your not trying to back up your personal CD's maybe it's ok.
EAC can create cue sheets that track all indexes, pre-gaps, and hidden tracks (tracks in a pre-gap).
I think the only two trusted programs are EAC and XLD (on the mac)
I have transferred probably upwards of 2000 CD's with EAC and I would NEVER use anything other then EAC (also you will want a few completely different drives - sometimes one drive works better than others for different errored discs)