Maybe it's just me but I learnt my lesson regarding DRM (remember that R, it means Restrictions, because that's what it does) with the simplest of them all.
The humble DVD.
Remember some 10, 12 years ago, before DeCSS? Some DVD would play find under Linux, others not. Then DeCSS came, and suddenly those other DVDs would play fine.
Those stupid region codes sweetened it all up nicely.
Now that was my first experience with DRM. I suddenly found my self restricted in playing DVDs on my computer (running Linux, I didn't own a stand-alone DVD player at the time, no Windows) that I borrowed legally. Since then I avoid DRM unless I know it's so utterly and entirely cracked that it completely loses its function. The DVD is an example of that: region codes don't work, CSS is solved, there is no restriction left.
Unfortunately on my iBook I still sometimes run into it. I have PDF files that don't allow me to copy/paste some text out of it. Luckily my Linux box doesn't have that issue.
With all respect for content producers, who I believe deserve to be paid for their content, but not for anything involving DRM. Oh and I do prefer to download my anime... no need for an actual physical disk or so (too hard to find, have to go out to a shop, hoping they happen to have that one, etc)... but no way to make a small donation for a job well done. I mean is it that hard? I happily give double the $0.04 or so they make from every retail sale. Directly to the artist/studio.
Oh well I'm not a gamer, but DRM has my interest. I really feel sorry for you that you have been fucked by the content providers so badly. And I hope you will also now do your best to get your content as restriction-free as possible.
Hotels are tired of getting ripped off. I checked into a hotel and they had towels from my house. -- Mark Guido