I’ve got about 5000 tracks I’ve purchased from the iTunes store over the last 8 years. That’s a lot of dough. And I’m willing to spend more–$25 a year more–to have those tracks available in the cloud.
I also have about 30,000 other tracks, purchased from Amazon or eMusic, or ripped from my own library. I’m not a BitTorrent collector. I’ve replaced just about everything I ever downloaded in the glory days of Napster with legitimate copies of songs.
But Apple won’t let me participate in iTunes Match because I’m over the 25,000 song limit.
Well, that sucks.
Hope the service is less disappointing for those that actually get in.
Update: There is a workaround, apparently, if you want to manage multiple libraries.