Boycott iTunes Ringtones.
Just say no.
Seriously. The Macalope's not starting a campaign or anything, but is this not the worst "feature" you've seen from Apple since the iTunes update that removed Internet streaming?
It's overpriced (the way it's implemented -- for iTunes-purchased tracks only -- it should be free), buggy and ultimately just another way to let the record companies screw you. And, frankly, no one wants to hear how clever you are in assigning
Rick James' the Commodores' "She's A Brick House" to your wife's contact anyway.
Ringtones are to this decade as skins were to the previous decade.