And if you don't want to pay their asking price for their product, don't buy/use it to start with. That way you can avoid all those fees.
Let's take an allegory (I love allegories): cars.
Now, essentially, you can rent, buy, or lease a car. In certain circumstances there are cars that you can get for free. If you buy a car, you can use it however your heart desires, but many people do not do this because it is too expensive.
Similarly, you can buy music if the owner is willing; that involves buying the rights to it and after that it is yours to use as you see fit. Of course, most people cannot or desire not to pay the fees this would entail.
If you lease a car, the owner of the car can put restrictions on where you drive that car, and that is perfectly within the rights of that owner. If you don't like it don't lease it.
Buying a CD or DVD is like leasing some music. Just because you bought the CD does not mean you own what is on it; you simply own the right to use it in the way that the owner has allowed you to. If they wanted to, they could sell you a CD and post on the CD that you are not allowed to listen to the content of it ever. That is not a smart business move but within their rights. Now, I will agree that those in the music/entertainment industry have fallen behind their obligation to inform users what exactly these terms and restrictions are, but in principle it is their right to control how their content is used. If you don't like it don't buy the CD.
Then, you have the rental car. Same restrictive possiblilities as the leased car.
I would equate the rental car to a movie or concert that you go see. You get to enjoy the service once. If you steel the car, you will go to jail if caught. If you film the movie you are steeling it and will get fined if caught. If you don't like that then don't pay to go into the theatre.
We are not talking life essential products here: It is entertainment that is being produced for profit. The "artsists" are in it for the money as much as anyone else; after all, they do not leave record labels that joined RIAA. If you find their price too high (I agree with you that they ask way too much too often for their product), then don't buy it.