What about the many, many movies that never actually get released where I live (likely 20% or more never get released here, as a way of "protecting" the domestic movie producing market here)? Oh, I get it, you want me to wait until they are released on DVD and have me import them, right? Too bad about region encoding, apparently I am a "thief" for wanting to buy & watch DVD's in a different region.
I am happy to pay for content, but don't make it impossible to do so and I'll stop circumventing. Hell, the money I pay for a VPN could go to the content provider instead.