Here’s my take on the U2 thing: It’s not that I don’t like music. It’s not that I don’t like free things. I even like a couple of U2 songs.
It’s that my various document libraries, and especially my iTunes library, are sacred. You DO NOT touch them. If I entrust them to your cloud service, you double-triple especially DO NOT touch them.
This “free gift” could have just as easily been issued as a redemption code, and nobody would have minded. Instead it was pushed into everyone’s library apparently just so the band could brag about having the most widely-“owned” album of all time. It had that layer of marketing slime on it that most Apple promotions do not. THAT’S what made it so upsetting to me.