I would also like to point at the convoluted/cumbersume checkout function of the android market. If I could buy a pre-paid card with cash at a retail outlet like Wal-Mart, Target, K-Mart, Lowes or any other major retailer like I can for apple, I would feel a lot better about buying that $1 fart app (not really but just go with me on this). The problem that I have to whip out my credit card and go through that hassle means I may as well just whip out my uTorrent and head over to the Pirate Bay. The problem lies in the ease of integration as well as the quality of apps, DRM and other factors. Further, there aren't many more closed systems than that of Apple, and some stats have their piracy rate very high as well too.