It is also a bit bizarre to act as if the status of someone's website should influence whether they would want to copy-protect their work.
I never made that connection, you misread me there.
You see, irritated by my experience with Acustica's website yesterday, I noticed that it wasn't just very buggy, but also unencrypted and went to check other similar websites without checking them deeper (I just checked the frontpages, which was wrong).
When I noticed that all of them didn't have a basic https encryption implemented, I got furious because it does look like they just don't care, that's
what I was saying there.
It is now clear to me, however, that most of those websites have some pages encrypted, some not, while all of them seem to have their stores protected, which is good.
However, a number of them could have the user login/accounts compromised, or at least that's what my browser is telling me here, so I do think there's room for improvement in that department.
Therefore I apologize for being a bit quick to judge there.
With all that said, I firmly stand behind everything else I said regarding copy protection, warez, developers' wrong priorities, plugin prices, misjudging customers, business strategies etc.
I rarely engage in such discussions since I have a lot of work to do, but this time I felt provoked by the sheer arrogance and inflated egos of some people here.
Throughout the years, I read countless threads and arguments on this topic and tend to now get annoyed when I see that some still insist on what are, IMO, less than elegant views and attitudes and continue to shove them down people's throats.
It's beating the dead horse, and I feel the time is ripe to evolve this weary old discourse and take it into a somewhat more courageous direction.
But include me out, I can't waste that much time on forums.