You may like or dislike having to register your software license - 59 billion US according to an article in CNET. And there are good and bad ways of setting it up for customers, hence why criticism is well deserved when something is unproperly set up.
Now, you may like or dislike it, but the 59 billion US Dollar reasons is what online piracy cost software companies. You may like it or dislike it, but there are always reasons for everything. The law of cause and effect, heard of it before
Put the kettle on and have some tea and biscuits. Sit in a nice chair and read an interesting article in CNET http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-20062167-17.html