iTunes Music Store No More
I concede. Rosemary, Christian and Andrew were right. They win. I am now faced with working out how to make my music playable outside of Apple iTunes... and any steps I take to remove the DRM from the music I legally purchased means I will be doing something illegal.
So in effect the reward I get for not pirating music is I now have to break the law to listen to my own music. The stupid thing is I WANT to purchase music - I never downloaded pirated music before iTunes and I don't intend to now.
If there was a business out there that would sell me a CD online and ship it overnight - but immediately allow me to download mp3 versions of the the tracks I just purchased they would have my business in a flash.