Even if its discontinued its still supported by Creative (believe it or not) and its a nice sounding card, with all the bells & whistles for $40.
Now that's something.
I remember having trouble with my Soundblaster Live. The driver was messed up beyond recognition. Just clicking the soundcheck button using their software send a reset signal to the SCSI controller. Quite a beautiful feature if you really, really want to ruin a CD/DVD you are burning. And that was only one of the issues.
The support was... well, it wasn't from this planet. It had lots of helpful tipps attached, nothing short of "take it out, lick it until you feel dizzy and put it back in - oh and don't ask ever again. ever".