Well, I'm finally past my boiling point about piracy, DRM, and egos. Why do music artists, actors, producers, etc. etc. etc. etc. demand that their work is worth even more money and lesser quality than we are already spending? First of all, let me say that I am a musician, lover of music, lover of TV and movies. I really feel that all of these have enhanced and continue to enhance my life. However, it's no secret that any successful music artist or actor rakes in huge sums of money. So much so that, assuming they don't blow it all or make stupid business decisions, every generation after them would never have to work even 1 second of their lives and live a better (financial) lifestyle than most people could dream of. Yet, the fame and fortune isn't good enough, they want more and more. These people make more money in a year than the majority of well-educated, well-paid people could make in 4 lifetimes. I believe that everyone deserves to be compensated for their efforts whether your an accountant or a rock guitarist. I also believe that people shouldn't steal or not pay someone for their product or service. Here's why piracy is still huge with music and movies. It boils down to a loss of freedom. Digital is here to stay, it's where we are and where we are headed...physical media is all but dead once the greed and stupidity are removed or stiffled. Why would I want to buy an inferior 128kbps AAC song with DRM, when there are 256kbps AAC or MP3 songs for sale out there that do not limit me personally to do whatever the hell I want to with the song? Same with movies and TV shows, why sell me or rent me a digital POS for the same price as the physical counterpart? There has always been a free exchange between friends and family with music and movies. Whether it be lending someone a movie to watch, or bringing the movie you own to a friend's house to watch, etc. or making a friend a copy of a song that you love for them to check out, etc. etc. To me the end result is that the other person gets exposed to the song, movie , TV show and then begins to legitimately purchase on their own. It's human nature to want to possess something, vs. just renting it or having someone give you a copy. If these idiots in charge of the digital revolution do not loosen their reigns, they are going to spoil not only the customer experience, but their own livelihoods and delay the inevitable digital revolution. It's just entertainment people, get over it. Consumers need to lighten up as well, we can stick with dvds and cds if these idiots do not meet our demands as consumers or continue to pirate digital copies until they open their eyes to the freedom they are taking away from us. In my opinion, pirating only takes place because the consumers wants are not met. We want quality DRM free music and movies...It's not about money. Any of us would gladly pay a fair price to own a quality product. The industry doesn't want to deliver this to us and their greed and stupidity is ruining it for us. Ok I'm done ranting now...Does anyone feel the way I do or am I way off the mark?