iTunes Match has got to be the worst experience of any Apple product I’ve ever used. It’s so fundamentally broken and fails at what it’s supposed to do half the time, it slows down the Music app on iOS to a crawl (and doesn’t even work correctly— if I tell my iPhone to only show the songs I have local to your iPhone, it ignores that setting completely), and then it confronts you with confusing and threatening messages everywhere you turn. How do I fix this? I have to go and MANUALLY add these mp3s to iCloud so that I don’t “turn off” this playlist or something? What the hell, guys?
So far all iTunes Match has done is make me $25 poorer and more determined to use Rdio for as much of my music listening habits as possible, because I can’t even turn iTunes Match off on my iPhone.