Some guys over as MSFN are working on an unofficial service pack for WinME. When completed, it will allow users of that version of windows to have a system as stable as my WinME system...maybe even better than mine.
These guys know what they are doing and are dedicated to this project and making it as near perfect as possible.
It's still in development but there should be a release candidate soon.
And these guys are thinking of everything...even a WMF patch added! (an issue our 'friends' at Microsoft seem to want to ignore and/or deny the need for)