it is more aimed at people who do not identify themselves as pirates but who just loan their discs to their mates.
And what's wrong with that? My friends and I lend each other books, movies, etc. all the time. If I buy a game, why can't I lend it to a friend when I'm done playing it?
1. Try to delete file
2. Are you sure you want to delete this file? [Yes]
3. Try to empty the recycle bin
4. Are you sure you want to empty the recycle bin? [Yes]
And then the file is gone.
Yes, there are registry tweaks to turn all this crap off. There should be a check box though to disable this nonesense for people who aren't in the habit of deleting stuff they don't mean to. At least shift-del is only a two step process.