I don't buy DRM how ever you dress it up.
I don't buy any content which does not allow me some fair rights. That is my choice and from what I can see, a lot more people are making the same choice, hence the drop in sales of the full range of content (not just the pityful new crap, the media giants are trying to force feed us).
I can only think it's greed from the content publishers that is causing DRM, after all, it's been proved that people will buy the same content again without DRM (look at early CD sales). I guess we are just not buying the same stuff over and over fast enough for them to pay for their *sniff* hobbies.
I see the same logic for software, there has been no large up take for MS Vista (ME mark 2) , why? Could it be that it is seen for what it is, which after all is just an OS wraped in DRM to take control of the machine away from you. No thanks, I just use something else. Nice knowing you MS, bye bye.
I hear non techies talkng about DRM, not directly but from its effects, like not being able to play CDs in their cars. When I tell them why, they are rightful angry and ask me how they can get around it. I am only to happy to explain, after all they bought the CD, they are not stealing it. Also being a techie people ask me about new laptops, PCs, ect. So I find, I am now explaining MS Vista in the same light. I'm sure MS and like will spend millions on PR explaining why people should not take notice of what I say. That works until those people are bitten by DRM again, then they trust me.
You may have guessed that I have a slight bias to my thinking here. I just want to finish up by saying that I am sure there are a lot of good creators who do not agree with what is happening with DRM. One that stands out for me are Futuristic sex robotz. If you are not easily offended and are looking for some good DRM free content, check them out. (blatant plug I know, but on topic *smile*)