Also, you think we should not move forward in technology, and stay with old analog TV instead of moving up to digital 1080i? This is like saying "It's NOT necessary to buy a DVD player, since it is only a small difference in video quality compared to VHS!" Why did you think PS2 didn't just stay with the old CD-ROM? Because higher quality games need higher disc capacity, and the 700MB limit isn't cutting it. 1080i is the wave of the future, and yet again, higher quality games demand higher disk space, thus we have the Blu-Ray. It is the only disc that can hold a tremendous amount of space currently. HD-DVD is not even close to this.
Dude, listen to what you are saying. If you were a movie company, and you had to choose between a ~9GB capacity, poorly encrypted format, or a ~50GB capacity highly encrypted format, which one will you choose? Sony just came up with something good for once, so don't hate them for being smart.