Okay, here it is. A new build of Songbird 1.0 with a newer version of gstreamer and some backported classes and functions out of audiocoders.c in qtwrapper. This has the new split version of qtwrapper, which has plugins for qtaudiowrapper and qtvideowrapper. This is supposed to load faster, so fewer beach balls. The backports should allow the qtaudiowrapper to handle Apple Lossless and other m4a files.
DMG of Songbird 1.0
md5 for the above DMG
Enjoy and keep the feedback coming.
UPDATE 10 February 2009 7 pm HKT
New build (and hopefully the last 1.0 build ...