I wasn't always this way lol. In my teens and 20's I would pirate stuff just because I could, even if I could afford it. It wasn't until after I was in a life changing car accident that forced me to change occupation that I decided to straighten up. I used to be a union sheet metal worker back then but the accident took my ability to walk away from me. So I knuckled down, went to college to become a network security auditor. Not happy with the prospects after I finished college, I decided to start my own company. And to be Frank instead of Bob, I had a few companies stiff me on a bill they owed me for services performed. That's when it hit me like that semi-truck that crashed into me... This must be how developers feel when people pirate their software! I just couldn't do it anymore, so I stopped. Edit: sorry for the life story. I just felt it was relevant to what made me quit pirating things.