every one has their own reasons, but this is a topic that should not be discussed any where. let me make my point why before you condemn me as crazy. Look at windows 10, its really great but most of it really sucks, the risks of using it are still high compared to windows 7, why, one & only one reason, to hunt & target unauthorized access of any windows products, so whats wrong with that? well the problem is the piracy issue has nothing to do with it, microsoft is loosing global marketshare just like the melting glaciers. so, now with nadella at the helm, the only way is to have all users of microsoft tagged & identified at all times, thats the only effective strategy that could defeat the previous methods in old windows/products. hence such communities & torrents need to have a small vetting process while registering members.( sure include me) microsoft has studied tactics & strategy how people disseminate & consume their products. Now to the main & final point, Microsoft has always been a Bully. Just like a Bully at school, you could make a complaint agisnt IT & the school is forced to pretend to help you, the only way you defeat a Bully is by taking away its respect & power. you do that by showing everyone the true nature of the Bully. By tweaking, Modding, Slipstreamming, making windows more suited to the real needs of its users, we make windows better. so pirate all you can, but pay for that you appreciate, also if you are in a legal business do not take the risk, just obtain a license. you do not know when s**t hits the fan, al capone was finally arrested on tax evasion.