A developer is someone who mainly just writes C++ code, works very long hours and generally doesn't make tons of money !
I believe you are wrong, these people are usually referred to as programmers or coders. You should know that warez are the handiwork of these geniuses, as they were often the beneficiaries of the warez scene. Many a coder cut their teeth on pirated dev tools that were priced out of reach for the then poverty stricken programmers of the future. Internet Relay Chat and FTPs were the Portals for sharing. Before that Bulletin Board Systems served up the warez. Before that it was Sneaker Net. Coders know better than anyone else how disposable software is, and they benefited more than anyone else by the warez scene. They are merely returning the favor.
The seemingly ubiquitous nature of todays piracy can seem harrowing and disheartening, but todays warez is tomorrows garbage. The coders know exactly what I am talking about. I am not suggesting that Nine Volt Audio deserves to be ripped off. Quite the opposite, I am saying sell it while you can, and at a fair price, because it will soon be in the garbage with the mountains of other obsolete worthless software. Before People defend developers, think of all the software purchased over the years that is now defunct. Of the software that survived, think of all the high priced upgrade paths for registered owners. Anyway, as you purchase more and more software over the years, you will become increasingly aware of its transitory nature, and the more upset you will become at the prices for these disposable products.