I just purchased my 132nd song since the store opened. Much more than I normally buy in a year, and these are all songs I like.
I just saw Hedwig and the Angry Inch on DVD and loved the music, so I launched iTunes, did a search and yes, a partial album is there. I picked up 5 songs for $5 and am truly happy!
Say what you will about DRM, and yes I would love to see artists get a bigger cut, but we have to do one battle at a time. And the artists getting a little cut is better than NO cut which is what happens when people just steal music.
So if you can afford smokes, or a night of drinking, or a ice cream sundae, you can afford to pay for your music!