I think you miss the point. Nobody thinks they should get stuff for free. What they think is that they ought to get their money's worth and they ought to be able to try before they buy, especially in light of the skyrocketing prices of games.
The question is not one of laziness, but of the issue that many hardworking people can't afford to pay the high prices for a lot of this country's luxuries. What? I should work my ass off and not be able to afford a game, when some jerk whose daddy sent him to Princeton is the president of the company making 1000 times what I do? That's America. It's about a smaller and smaller number of people controlling a bigger and bigger piece of the overall pie. And that's why people cheat and steal.
The software industry has a lot of nerve serving up these high-priced games without letting people try them out first, especially considering that many, if not most, games suffer from some kind of compatibility issues. For the most part you can return them for a refund, but read the back of your CompUSA receipt the next time you buy there.
So let's check the scorecard: You want to charge me $60 for a game, sight unseen, that may or may not work on my system and may (will) contain numerous bugs that were not fixed during the beta, and then someone like CompUSA is going to try to say, no, you can't return that when it doesn't work? THAT's America.
This comment was edited on Jun 25, 09:15.