Although I'm generally able to see both sides of an argument, there exists a short list of issues that I just can't comprehend. These are those issues.
1) The RIAA's war on its customers
This one has been going on so long as to almost be accepted. Of course, that's their plan. The vast amount of money being poured into lawyers, lobbyists, and scare tactics by the RIAA would have been more than enough to rework their long-deceased business model into something for the next generation. For an industry that was built upon pushing the envelope, they certainly can't seem to think outside the CD case. The heavy lobbying in Florida that has resulted in the used CD market there receiving stricter controls than the gun market is just one tiny example.
The RIAA is certainly under attack from every angle -- piracy, slowing CD sales, a massive increase in self-produced music, and flagging interest in marquee acts -- but nearly all of that is their own fault. Instead of embracing the new market, they've been trying to kill it by shipping CDs with rootkits masquerading as DRM schemes, producing lawsuits by the bushel, apparently destroying Internet radio, and projecting an overall public persona that falls somewhere between Al Capone and Stalin. It's just ludicrous.
But then, this is the industry best described in a misquote to Hunter S Thompson: "The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." His original words were actually describing TV broadcasting, but the sentiment prevails.