Originally Posted by LCF
I wouldn't call it ironic. No one expects the publishers to work on loss or with minimal income. It's the greediness that's not well taken.
If the only thing I cared about was money, I wouldn't even bother to try to purchase a legitimate copy, I would download an illegal copy for free.
As LCF points out, the issue is greed, or fair pricing for a commodity - two related sides of an economic issue. The original post expressed my personal opinion on this issue.