Re: the slashdot article, it's funny that people like to emphasize the limit of 10 burns per playlist. People misunderstand that as you can only burn a song 10 times, not true. You can burn songs as many times as you'd like but you just can't copy a complete CD 11 times. If you need 11 personal copies of a CD you have some organizational issues.
Re: jem7vwh, Radio can't crush CD sales, radio is a commercial for music sales.. That's why you hear the same song 10 times in 2 hours. The song is the advertising. Pay Per View is a completely different medium. People are still buying DVDs because they're priced affoardably and when you buy a new Jim Carey movie you don't expect it to suck for 60 minutes until you get to the 5 or 10 minutes funny minutes. That's what most people expect when they buy a new CD.
PPV is like streaming. Streaming isn't working for music either, i.e. Pressplay. If you could pay $9.99 to download the latest hollywood flick in DVD quality video and audio, save it on your HD for unlimited play, and put it on a $299 portable device to watch anywhere you are, well then I think that would be a hit too.
I'm curious, has anyone here tried this service, and still thinks it will fail? I be really surprised. I admit I'm biased, Apple's innovations amaze me, but if you can find a fault in this service, you're much more cynical than I am or you have some amazing inside info.