This is a rant, albeit an interesting one if you can get past all the expletives early on:
I don’t want any of them controlling how I use the stuff I paid for. They have shown themselves to be bad stewards of their customer’s trust, more concerned with the needs of the fatcat labels than the people who pay them money, dealers in bad faith who will sell you something on one set of terms and then change the deal after they’ve got your cash. That’s why I’ve never bought any songs from iTunes or MS or any of these services. So what if you can’t put music from the Microsoft music store or the Real music store on your iPod?
I think that’s what bugs me the most about this issue. I cannot make this move. I like the convenience of the iTMS too much, even though I totally agree with the “bad stewards” comment above.