Something really irks me about Spotify. When you install their application, they chose to have the application auto open when you first load your operating system. It's an opt out scenario, where basically after I have to close it enough times to get annoyed, I then have to go to the settings to disable.
My question is, how could they have come to the conclusion that it is a good idea for their application to open on initial load of the computer? I mean imagine, if Apple or Microsoft decided that it's a great idea for iTunes or Window Media to open automatically, as if we all use our PCs primarily as an oversized iPod.
What sort of testing could have given them enough empirical evidence to show that the millions of their users would want the application to open automatically?
Myself, playing music is not usually the first thing I want to do when I turn on my computer. It would generally come some time after my work flow has been established.