You are so freaking retarded. I agree with the first part. But wut the heck are you talkin about Vista for. Vista has nothing to do with DRM Restrictions, only that it will support them. You can still freely use any codecs you want for your media on Vista. Vista will not lock you into using protected formats for your audio cds and "un-protected" dvds. If anything, you should be thanking Microsoft for NOT listening to Hollywood. If you can recall, Hollywood wanted the ability to control all media on your computer, and decide whether or not you could play a song or not. MS pondered the idea with Palladium, but then scaled it way back because they know consumers would backlash.