A swarm of locusts will eat your crops, which can cause long term suffering and eventual death by starvation. A swarm of lawyers will consume your humanity and feast on your very soul for all eternity.
I completely agree with this. It usually takes microsoft over a year and a hundred patches to make a new OS stable.
Now while there is a HUGE difference between getting an XBLA game stable and an OS stable, only 1 free patch is still not enough. Perhaps for a short period after a patch launches the game can be re-patched to allow for hot fixes for bugs that only appear once the game goes live.
"also, every new release (about 75,000 per year) also will not automatically appear on it."
Considering Spotify is currently on 15,000,000 tracks, by your standard it won't double in size for another 200 years, compared to the capacity for storage which increases by a factor of 10 every 3.5 years or so. I fail to see how this is a problem, or even an issue.
I think the issue your missing is, that in trying to prevent file sharing, laws are being passed that will have a very direct impact on your life on-line while having no significant impact on piracy or file sharing.
The other possibility is of course, you are being satirical, and if so you are most convincing.
Is 2gb/month really a common data cap? Thats absolutely insane.
In the UK my current ISP (Virgin Media) gives me a cap of 5gb per DAY between the hours of 4-9pm on a weekday. If I exceed the cap I get my speed throttled for six hours, it still works, just a bit slower. No extra charge, and no limit off peak.