Control freak era. Apple is ahead of her time.
Governments, major companies, advertising, they all dream of it : a controlled and channeled internet.
Apple is doing it.
First step was iTunes = one place to buy music and videos
Second step was the iPhone App Store = one place to buy apps/games for your iphone
Third step is the Mac App Store = one place to buy application for your mac.
What will be the next step ?
Why should the service be restricted to Snow Leopard users ?
Just a way of 'blackmailing' users into upgrading...