So... like every phone in the US, every ebook reader sold by a bookstore, the iPad, iPod, iPhone, and anything else you can shake a stick at, it's subsidized? And unlike most of these other devices, you are not required to sign a contact binding you to buy stuff for it (data plans, cell service....) so that the subsidy is guaranteed to be paid back? So it's a win-win all around? And you're complaining?
No offense whatsoever intended; I'm just saying... :)