I updated to Elite yesterday after reading this thread. Just getting animated radar was worth the $2. Removed WC, as Elite does all I need. It uses 2% of my battery. I never looked to see what WC used before removing it. 2% is no problem, as I don't have to start it unless I am out and want to track the weather.
Along with the WB Elite widget is a WB Maps widget which is up all the time. It's not animated but updates regularly (you set the rate in the elite settings) and has a refresh button. Works like a champ!Another good app for the animated radar is Rainy Days - I have it in conjuction with Weather Bug Elite...I can one click and have an open radar on my screen if need be vs the 2 or 3 clicks with Weather Bug Elite...both are great apps!!