Free music isnt what it use to be. Their aggressive efforts have had severe impacts on the intergity of history, with the loss of WhatCD. (which was not a site for young kids, or casual mp3 downloaders)
I have to point out that all these sticks are probably 1 update away from being bricked.
The reality is people are doing it because the people in charge of show distribution have backed themselves into a corner. Nearly all people with the sticks would pay something for watching. What they won't participate in is this old oligarchy that forces you to pay for shit you don't want. My local cable company says, "you don't qualify for the basic package." Well fuck you too... Even if you buy an AppleTV and pay monthly, some networks/channels still require you to have a cable or satelite package with the network/channel you are already paying monthly for, to access all the shows. Well fuck you too.
Either accept people want a la carte, or brutally perish as the younger generations never pay you for anything. This all has more to do with backwards-ass ways of acquiring things when it should be as easy as visting a website. At least young people like vinyl.