I mean it probably doesnt help that a good number of posters here (and I imagine elsewhere) specifically say that they would buy the game but they prefer to pirate it.
Honestly the thought process of some people drives me crazy. Piracy is perceived as a problem, so publisher gets DRM. Gamer thinks piracy is kind of lame, but that DRM is even lamer and gets mad at publisher for blaming pirates; proceeds to pirate game in the name of "freedom". Gamer then wonders why publishers are having kittens over piracy.
Simple solution for publishers: release DRM free games and those who oppose DRM will buy them. Yep, some will pirate regardless, but those would also pirate DRM'd games. And yes, I know the type of DRM they are talking about for SimCity and the type Diablo 3 had makes it all but impossible to pirate, but you can see the negative backlash that is creating.
I recently got a free copy of Far Cry 3 with a new video card. I had to jump through major hoops creating an account just to try to get the damned thing working. Then I had to log in to that account every time and the game kept crashing. So I grabbed a cracked copy, installed it quickly and with no problems, and played hassle free offline. Publishers are just getting stupid with this shit.