Medical records

I've been trying for two weeks to get my records for a new specialist I'm seeing tomorrow, I was beginning to think I was going to have to break in under the cover of night and liberate my own files!
  1. Why do I need a release form for my own records?
  2. Why does it take two weeks for the Dr to sign off for 20 pages Xeroxed?
  3. I understand your standard answer is "it's just our policy" but that's not the actual reason, why?
  4. Their information pertaining to me and my body, and I've paid for all services rendered. Is it that rare of a occurrence that people want a copy of their record?
  5. Thanks for letting me vent.