In the new Napster service, subscribers will be able to download music onto their PCs, then transfer it to their portable music devices, as they do with iTunes. Users will be able to fill their music players up with as many songs as the players will hold — but it is necessary to plug the devices into their PCs at least once every 30 days, so Napster can verify over the Internet that users are still paid-up members. Stop paying the monthly fee, and the songs become unplayable.
Okay. I’m convinced. Not.
Update: I’ve decided to agree with Laura (see comments). If someone prefers the subscription model, why shouldn’t they have that choice? iTunes should offer both.