Firstly, let me just say, that it is because of you that I will no longer be supporting ANY developer (Except DonationWare here on DonationCoder).
The reason I paid for software, games, music, videos, and anything else digital for that matter, was because I had the ability to be able to download the entire version of it, for free, with no obligation, first.
Now that isn't possible (Although it is, and I can actually still access PirateBay via VPS) I have no means of knowing if something is worth my money.
Who, realistically, wants to spend £50 on a game, which, could end up being absolute shit? - Not like you can trade in games you buy from Steam, or any other digital store tbh...so its dead money, and, in this economy, one cannot simply waste that amount of money.
A random but good example of this, is a recent games purchase I made. I had downloaded a random game called "Farming Simulator 2011" just for the sheer hell of it, however, the pirated version of this only allowed me to play offline...long story short, is, I wanted to play this online, so...I purchased the game AND a second copy to gift to a friend...Bearing in mind, there is no chance in hell I would have even considered buying a SINGLE copy of this game, let-alone TWO copies before I found it to be quite good for a boredom cure.
So, to sum up this short post...Take away my piracy, I no longer buy your stuff
For those unfamiliar, PirateBay is now blocked in the UK at an ISP level.