hey lurking msft dudes...I don't really have a big deal about DRM, but I would never tolerate DRM that needs constant call homes. Once is enough. I am hearing about too many activation problems that comes from (potentially) multiple call homes.
P.S. I make it a point never to have real media or interactual software on my computer. Use your own ******* software to confirm licenses.
P.S.S. Given all that license mess, I'm thinking...hmmm what are the garuntees I have for satisfaction? Sure you guys are here and you and others can give informal help, but what system is in place for smooth and effective license disentanglement help? I wouldn't think MSFT's methods for businesses with Office/WindowsXP license problems (which I have heard about) would be suitable for consumers?
Oh, and one last thing. Nor will I tolerate situations where I recieve a license for the media and own the storage only, but I (company X says) *actually* only purchased the storage, and they are not liable for replaceing bad storage, or whatever. If I am at risk for those kind of situations, then I will either, crack, find someone to crack, or purchase a cracked version for backup purposes.
Again, I am fine with licenses, but licensing give YOU obligations as well, just like a landowner. I want to be able to purchase these things in secure knowledge that what I purchase will stay purchased unless EXPLICITLY not so.