I certainly hope so!!
I was just reading about TOR dropping their DRM requirements, and I'm sure other publishers will follow soon...it's such a money waster for them.
I MUCH prefer to buy from people who don't treat me like a criminal. I refuse to buy gas at locations that require me to pay before I can pump just because someone else has driven off without paying. I like the simple statement that some author's use: We are providing this book DRM free so that you can enjoy the book...please don't pirate it.
Now, if they would only lower the prices to reflect the money they are NOT spending on DRM...
Oh yeah - thanks for the reminder that Gate Thief book 2 is out today. Yay!!