There's more to the story with iTunes and DRM-free music, and now we're hearing that if you choose to pay the fee to strip DRM on your music you have no choice but to upgrade your entire collection. Rather than letting people select certain songs or even albums, iTunes will only give you the option of paying the fee for your entire collection or using it as is. Given that a library of 1000 would cost around $300, I'm betting that most people will give that option a pass.
It seems strange Apple would not give users the choice to migrate certain portions of their library over to a DRM-free format. What logic is there in such a decision?