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.
It's nice that you're all superior to the rest of the world and everything, but the rest of us are dealing with reality.
Frankly, I don't switch playing games very often. I usually stick with one game for a long time (several weeks or months) and so the CD happily sits there in the drive. Of course, when I do want to go play another game then I have to find the right freaking CD for it -- which has probably been buried under other stuff in the meantime. And I'm pretty damned organized and anal when it comes to these things. It winds up being a disincentive to play though, and that's rather contrary to what the gave developers should want (note, I said developer, not publisher).
And heavens forbid that you discover that the CD has a scratch on it... maybe from a toddler who decided it was bright and shiny and fun to play with as a frisbee? Of course, I'm sure the publisher will be happy to send you a replacement. As long as you're happy to pay for a whole new copy of the game.
they're doing it because PC games are the least profitable of ANY format.
Got any numbers to prove that, or did you just pull that out of your ass? Don't quote GameStop numbers either -- that's a company that caters to console gaming. If you want to talk sales numbers, talk BestBuy, CompUSA, etc. Or, better yet, show numbers from a developer that caters equally to the console and PC market (good luck!).
Console users are far more likely to buy a game than to steal it.
As are PC users, contrary to your unsupported allegations. Console users are also very likely to just rent a game, which is illegal in most states for PC software, and definitely dampens console sales (yes, a rental is more revenue than piracy, but it also means fewer sales to people willing to pay money; most pirates wouldn't pay if they couldn't pirate).
wipe every illegit piece of software from your machine and you MIGHT actually have a foot to stand on
Ok. Done. That took me all of... no time at all. And that included illegal MP3s, videos, and any other content you care to think of.
Feel free to get back up anytime you feel like it. Falling off your high horse must hurt like hell.