Two articles in the last week have echoed my exact thoughts on piracy:
First, Matt Gemmel:
Next, The Oatmeal
Read both full posts; they're excellent. At the end of the day, it comes down to this: I can either pay Hulu to wait a day and watch some commercials, pay Netflix to wait months, or pay nothing to get a show in high quality, commercial-free before
it's released (East Coast folks start uploading before the show's PST start time). I'm ready to send someone money for this level of convenience, but that option doesn't exist.