"It's time to kick ass and chew bubblegum. And I'm all outta gum."
If I own it, why do I have to do anything special to it to run any app I choose? That is my point. To have restrictions that I have to break to get around seems to be allowing Apple to have a say about a device that I own.
"Of course, many are quick to remind that it is Apple's store and they are free to do whatever they want with it."
By the same token isn't it my iPhone that I am free to do what I want with it? Sure that means I can jailbreak it, but why should I be forced to just to use an app that Apple doesn't want to sell on their store?
Their idea of an offer you can't refuse is an offer... and you'd better not refuse.