*spotify doesn't pay artists enough, so i'll download their stuff illegally, for free instead*
while i wholeheartedly agree with how spotify's business model is as disgusting as daniel ek's quote, i gotta disagree with how a lot of posters seem to think it offers a bad user experience etc. etc. i was a subscriber for several years, tried to do without it for a number of months, and ended up resubscribing because of the convenience offered. (@dcom i've also thought of convenience as a problem, but haven't heard of the article. looks interesting)
i'm not an extremely busy person, but finding new music, buying/downloading it and putting it on my 32GB iphone (which, in reality, leaves no more than 15GB for music) actually takes an inordinate amount of time that i simply don't have (or want to spend) on moving, backing up, organizing files etc. not to mention selecting, transferring, "digging", which is done extremely fast on more user friendly, integrated services like spotify. i got other stuff i also want to do. also, you could argue that i'd have to buy a new phone/mp3 player in order to conveniently fit my music onto a portable device, which is also undesirable from an ecological/anti-capitalistic standpoint. finally, you don't have to subscribe to algorithmically generated playlists. you can use the service however you want.
call it hypocrisy if you want. i'm sure a lot of you are buying into things you're also opposed to. living in the 21st century is tricky