As long as we do nothing, all people that :
* need a totally legal system,
* need to look at these hated, useless, idiot DRM protected content,
will not be able to use linux.
We can stay between us, nice, clever, honnest geeks. We will stay around 1.2% of the whole desktop offer. Or we can try to give users what they are wishing for and catching up the market share. Then we will have very nice arguments to show that DRM are useless and evil. But we can not exclude us from the market only on ideas, as good as they are.
By the way I find your terms excellent "through a combination of legal threats, blackmail, and pure obfuscation". Very thoughtfull on DRM. Thanks, I will use it on occasions.
I just want you to consider not a "random" user, but anybody that has not any other choice than to respect the law. Somebody from any government for instance. Linux must be vorbidden to them for ever ? Because any illegal code (decss, ...) is impossible for them. There must be a legal option. And philosophy is not going to display a DRM content on a screen ...