Hmmm, interesting. I have to say, he does have a point. Let me give a personal example. My friend let me watch his DVD, "The Girl Next Door". I used Zoom Player to play it, and was initially frustrated because it was my first time playing a DVD on it and it wasn't set up. But when it started playing, I wanted to skip past all the menus and just go straight to the movie, but as you know, on DVD's, you can't skip the logos, THX sounds thing, etc. You just have to sit through it.
Then, another friend told me that he was in the movie, so I wanted to see it again to be sure, but I had given the DVD back, so I downloaded the movie. It took all of an hour or so. Then I played it on the same computer, and it was a lot easier to navigate and watch and the experience was much more pleasant.
My point is, it was actually easier and better to watch the pirated version than the actual DVD. Now, I always think about that whenever I have to sit through those beginning credits.