Originally Posted by HamsterRage
2008 isn't that long ago. The likelihood that you'll want to keep listening to tunes purchased before 2008 even after you've upgraded your mp3 playing device several times in the future is pretty high. That's one reason I stayed away from DRM music files since day one.
It's also one reason why I continue to buy CDs and rip them myself. The other reason being that, as a fan of classical music and opera, I prefer to rip my music at a much higher bitrate than most downloaded music is sold at.