I'm really a big fan of EpPro - it's fast, and has just about every codec I can think of!
My problem is I can never get a super quality MPEG2 out of it to save my life! I can get an OK file, but it will have slight color issues, or some larger compression artifacts then I would like. I think it may be that I was spoiled with bitVice's quality, but I can't seem to replicate it.
I'm pretty sure it can be done, right? I generally use a CBR in the mid 7's for quality, but are there other small details that I should be focusing on in the 234328583 things I can muck with?