I really like installers as long as they don't
Add a desktop shortcut to anything
Add anything to the start menu
Add anything to the control panel add/remove
The best thing about installers is -- All the files go to the right places.
When a new person gets a ZIP and they don't know what to do they will most likely ask me <img src="/center/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Anything to reduce my load is always a positive,