I have not been very active lately, you could even say my online alter ego has been in a virtual coma over the past year. Now what I like to do is get newsgroups access for a few months once a year with a 360 day retainer and just go ape shit, like a kid in a candy store I like to say. Games and dvdrips are usually no problem but I often "download the internet" while still having a month in a half or so of prepaid newsgroups access. So then the wife and I like to watch current shows or even sometimes grab a screener release. Now here is where I feel down right frustrated, download the file and it is password protected? WTF is this crap seriously? Newsgroups used to be my one place where ... like I said kid in a candy store. So I download another source and STILL password protected. Now if I am downright in the middle of a show I often end up going to torrents where I can read the reviews to verify what I am trying to access is legit. Anyone else have these frustrations? Does anyone actually fall for that "go to this site to get the password" shit? Just curious to get some thoughts from other members and friends.