I do accept that being an early adopter I should accept a few quirks but playing movies seems like an awfully big omission (a bit like POP3 mail). I guess I hadn't realized that the DRM was tied to a specific computer. That's the stupidest thing I ever heard - the life of you movie collection is now tied to the useable life of your PC - about 2-3 years if you're like me. I guess I'll take a look at catalyst maybe it will be third time lucky.
If you "buy" digital media with DRM, you must accept that you are really renting it for a pre-determined length of time. This is why I make a general policy of not "buying" such things unless I have a way of stripping the DRM (as I can do with Audible books, etc).
I'm hoping the movie industry will finally wake up, like the music industry did and books are starting to, that DRM really irks customers.