No it's about what a person reads into what someone else says, and cherry-picks what they want out of it.
I personally could see several reasons why I would pirate a single player game. 1)No authentication due to lack of multiplayer 2)Why spend 60 bucks on a game that doesn't have some sort of multiplayer content. Single Player games (with rare exceptions) are typically 6-8 hours long. 3)No replay value with rare exception of games like Skyrim, Fallout, etc.
Using a steering wheel on a Burnout game is like using the Space Shuttle controls to fly a kite.