After I heard about the 14-day trial, I decided to act like the little Apple lemming I am and try out Beats Music. I have used Spotify and still do a bit with the free ad-supported playlist shuffle. But it does feel kind of stripped down at times like it's missing something. The offline mode and unlimited skips were very nice when I was a subscriber. So I'm a couple days into my trial now, and I decided to buy a $25 card at Target that was on sale for $22.50. So I'm going to give it a couple months. I do think the curated playlists are an improvement over just algorithms. I played one today that was '00s Rock, and I swear they stole it from my favorite iTunes playlist. The selection is pretty good. I even found the RHCP version of "Love Rollercoaster" on there, something I hadn't been able to find aside from buying the Beavis & Butthead movie soundtrack on CD. There was almost no George Carlin, but I found a number of albums from other comedians. I own most of George's stuff, but it's obvious that not everything is available. Would love to hear some other opinions. FYI I think all of the cards for Beats Music were 10 percent off at Target in case anybody else wants to buy them. Price should be good until close tomorrow, and you can use them through the end of the year.