TSJ, exactly right. These people can sell me products but only at prices I’m willing to pay. I tried the P2P and Torrents for a while for video-downloads and was disappointed in
(1) the varying speeds, often Slow Slower & Slowest, which made snail-mailing disks the quicker and more certain alternative;
(2) the wide variety of quality used in video-file creations; and
(3) the lack of commitment that some ‘hosts/servers’ showed that would start transmissions and then cut them off, never to resume them. They all have various reasons for doing so, too - as is their ‘right’. But it was disappointing to me and every other end user to fail to get complete files.
But all of these made the P2P-Torrent World distasteful to me as a consistent source of entertainment.
Mostly, the lack of owning the Real Disk also meant I had to sacrifice some features and I couldn’t have entertainment on My Schedule or as often as I wanted it. “Oh, we saw a great film last week - come over and watch it with me again!” And force me to re-stream it. Uh. No.
Just give me a chance to buy the best product and, if it’s the right price, I will.