... I don't like the relatively labor-intensive process of ripping from DVD, compressing, etc...
I rip nearly everything to my computer as well. Note that it's generally only "labor intensive" for the computer... for the person sitting at the computer, it's really more of an exercise in patience than anything else:
* Insert DVD,
* Open MakeMKV, click a few buttons,
* Open Handbrake, click a few buttons,
* Add resulting file to media distribution platform of your choice. * Done!
What's more, if what you're ripping isn't particularly popular at the moment, then you're liable to find that it takes less time to rip it than it does to pirate it.