re: Anti vs Pro Sony
I bought a Sony TV (Flat screen CRT not LCD) which broke just outside warranty. I am aware of all the special proprietary standards they've implemented and tried to charge for licensing to other companies; meaning no take-up.
I'm aware of DRM.
It is, however, a consumer market. I currently own a new Sony LCD Bravia because they equipment is fantastic. I bought a Sony PS3 because of Blu-ray and various other reasons including media centre, having already owned, and discarded, an xbox 360.
I don't have to buy Sony gear and I don't if it is a load of rubbish. Neither do any of you. So don't!
As i said, consumer market. Enjoy the Sony products if they are any good and leave them be if they are crap.
No one can deny they are innovative if nothing else.