I’m in the process of resuming normal posting, but in the meantime: iTunes! What gives?!? The music store is like totally wrong. I had to give them a few million times more information than I would give to a bricks and mortar store, and that was to retrieve a (very welcome) gift voucher. Apple needs to rethink (quickly) what its doing or the only choices will end up being either to download music for free from bittorrent (at higher quality and available earlier) or buy it from the bricks and mortar guys. At the moment, I currently download freebies as previews and buy the disk if I want it (deleting the downloaded files on the way). I want to buy music. I’m happy to pay creators, middlemen and the whole crowd. Hell, I’ve been doing it since I was eight years old. Why would I stop now? But buying low quality DRMd files from a bunch of dumbass California hippies who want account information and such? Not ever again.