Really short rant:
When I buy a CD, it should play on my computer. I don’t think that’s unreasonable. I do most of my music listening on my boxes, often while working.
I haven’t decided if I’m going to return these things and raise a stink, but what this really makes me want to do is go on the internet and find decent rips I can listen to. Is that really what they want to train me to do? Figure out how to get music for free to get around their retarded copy protection?