It was all worth the cost. I bought yesterday, for the first time, music from Amazon. Everything went smoothly as long as you use the “Cloud Player”, that is you don’t have any local access to the bought product. Once you want to download the files – iiiiiiik, you must be on Windows or Mac and download yet another piece of junk software that will allow you to connect to the “service” server and get your mp3s.
It would be lovely if Amazon’s information about this thing would be much more obvious on the ordering page. As it is, I find the process that involves downloading another application to get some files over the network overly complicated and I will use alternative ways to download music (some of what I like is on Ubuntu One, but their library is clearly small).