In other news, this is kind of rewarding:
After all the moaning from coldacid, I downloaded a build of OGRE and decided to have a try with it using Dev-C++ and Mingw/GCC but had some troubles. Apparently the compiler release they shipped with the latest version of Dev-C++ "is buggy" so I tried what I put together with the previous version and successfully compiled the CameraTrack demo. One problem though, the console seems to popup whenever you run the application. Anyone know of a way to get the console to not pop up when running an OGRE application?... I should really just use Visual Studio.