Huh...either you guys haven't reached 5th grade and heard of "organization", or you've got such a short attention span that you switch games every 5 minutes.
Yes, I find having to put the right cd in is a pain. Not a pain like "you gotta call the maker to get a new key every time you reinstall due to a massive OS failure" (hooray, windows XP), but yes, bobby, it takes a whole 12 seconds to find the disc, put it in, and let it spin up. I'm sorry for those 12 seconds of your life, you will never ever get them back.
You idiots think game companies are doing CD protection because "a couple people" are stealing their games? no. they're doing it because PC games are the least profitable of ANY format. Too many people think it's A-ok to just pop over to that warez site and yank down a game. Console users are far more likely to buy a game than to steal it. I don't know the percentage, so I won't make up numbers. YES, you can claim "console userz r dumbe", and from the repeated sales of identical football games every year, I'm inclined to agree. But publishers pay attention to who buys and who doesn't, and they don't give a shit how smart their buyers are.
So the next time you cry about Halo for the PC being a crappy port, or why a game insists on checking the cd every 5 minutes, wipe every illegit piece of software from your machine and you MIGHT actually have a foot to stand on. Otherwise, you ARE the cause, so shut the fuck up and deal with it, even with your legit software.
And to whoever lets their friends play on their computer without you around...who's the idiot there? Certainly not your friend, who apparently knows better to use their OWN machine to cheat online.