Aside from some freebie codes my friend gave me from Continental Airlines, I haven’t bought any new albums from the iTunes Store since version 6 – basically since Apple changed their DRM, breaking the open source program JHymn created by hymn.
I want my music like the 40 gigs I ripped from my CD collection – free. If I can’t unshackle my legally purchased tracks, then I’m not buying anything from the iTunes Store.
With that said – I have bought a few iPod games from the iTunes Store and they’re great – they make my crappy commute from Morristown, NJ to DUMBO, Brooklyn fly by. ZUMA and Texas Hold ’em are pretty fun.
update: Achtung, baby! Why DRM might kill your music collection