Not sure what you mean by jump through hoops.
Adding movies couldn't be easier.
The program could be a bit simpler, but only at the cost of the versitility of MC.
As for it not being a companion because it doen not work like XBMC, that is ridiculous, MC is supposed to make managing movie and tv collections easier than using XBMC alone. In that way it is most definately a companion.
You may also want to take note that the program is no longer called "XBMC Media Companion", the "XBMC" was dropped quite a while ago. Many of the emails I get from people use MC purely as a standalone app.