You call these things minor conveniences and I won't argue that, to you, they seem minor. What I will say is that consumers are getting nothing in return for these concessions.
It is the most restrictive media player since DIVX. Which failed spectacularly precisely because it places restrictions on consumers at the behest of publishers with no consumer benefit in return.
I had a thread about DIVX a few months ago. The similarities are striking.
This. You typed out exactly what I feel regarding the situation.
I honestly think, that initial sales will good, and the online community will be surprised. But as soon as the average consumers encounters these restrictions, we can expect a lot of trade-ins and returns.
People are insinuating or MS will think that people want them to fail or this place is filled with Sony Fan boys.I sincerely wish that this whole attitude , this whole pressurizing the consumer, and taking away fundamental rights attitude fails, in turn leading to the failure of this product.
If Sony goes on the same route, hope they fail as well.