I have to say, though, that I find the whole having to pay an additional fee to be rid of the DRM a little more than mildly offensive.
Sure, they’re going to upgrade the sound quality as well – but that’s just an excuse to justify the charge.
I shouldn’t have to pay an additional fee for them to remove something that I didn’t WANT to be there in the first place.
I don’t buy much music, and my library upgrade costs are at $42 for about 100 songs. I can’t imagine how much it will cost someone who’s an actual music lover. Of course, maybe the upgrade in sound quality is worth it for the music lover, and they won’t complain.
I spend most of my time listening to talk-centric podcasts, and hardly ever listen to music.
So that leads me to my questions —
a) Do you think that we should be forced to pay an additional $0.30 to upgrade our songs?
b) Are you a music lover, and if so, do you think that affects your reasoning behind your feelings on the upgrade?