Why can't I copy music from a USB flash drive to my Xbox 360 hard drive? It seems like an absurd restriction. Most people nowadays get their music off of download services like iTunes (or in my case Amazon's MP3 Store). Restricting users to ripping from discs seems like an archaic system, in my opinion.
Oh, sure, I can stream music. Or I can play it off of the flash drive itself. But I can't set up playlists. And I don't use Windows so I can't have Windows Media Player (or whatever it's called now) set up streaming playlists. Furthermore, the WWE video games have a custom entrance theme option that requires users to have a playlist set up on the 360 hard drive. Since I can't create playlists (because my music can't be copied over to the 360 hard drive), I can't use that feature.
And I know you're going to say that I can just burn the music to a CD and rip it to the 360. But that's a needless step, a waste of CD, and a potential loss of audio quality. I see no reason why I shouldn't be able to copy the MP3 files directly. Sony lets me do it on the PS3. Why can't Microsoft let me do it?