I once received a pm from some forum member (not SM!) who responded to a thread of mine, and it went like:
"Dude, did you REALLY BUY A LICENSE FOR MAYA? That's so friggin' stupid, I just can't believe it! Why pay for it if you can download it for free?"
Which goes to show that, to some people, the notion of legally buying software is completely beyond their scope.
For some fuzzheads out there it seems to be a question of honour to have as much pirated software sitting on their hard disk as possible, even if they will never use it.
But even if they use it, the credo is something like:
"Pay for software? Not if I were a bloody millionaire!"
And then they're complaining about the features, even requesting new ones for the next release.
And who's supposed to pay for it?
Subdivide and conquer!
Free your mind, and your ass will follow!