Now, if I had known about the date workaround, I'd have used that instead. I didn't know, so I found another solution. At no point was I "whining", as you characterise it. In fact, I was a satisfied customer after removing the nag screen.
Yes, but you had to (illegally) use a crack code to do it, and you made a point of complaining that Apple forced you to this action. "Is it illegal? I don't care." Well, then, get over it. There's nothing in the EULA or advertising for OS X that says you have to be free from annoyance and adware, so your choice to steal software is guided by your own moral compass (your annoyance is more important that Apple being compensated for use of its code).