This, so much this.
I have a desire and a limit. The desire is to be constantly entertained. The limit is how far my finances stretch. At the moment my finances stretch to a Netflix account, a Spotify account and the occasional Steam game. Piracy supplements variety in that scenario so:
I don't pirate music, spotify has more than enough variety and official youtube videos cover any gaps.
I don't pirate games - steam, despite it's pricing issues, more than provides the games I need and other services cover the gaps.
I do pirate TV. I started watching rick and Morty on Netflix, season 1 and 2. When season 3 comes out I will likely download it because it won't be available on Netflix. I also started watching the flash on Netflix but when the proxy crackdown came down I lost access to it. I have no idea how I can watch it legally so if I ever care enough to watch it again, piracy is my ONLY choice. That or DVDs but I don't have a DVD player any more.
The above is more about my thought process which, as an Australian consumer, is the whole point. I know there is likely a perfectly legal way for me to watch Flash and Rick and Morty in Australia but I don't care enough to find out what that is and to pay extra for it. So if I care enough, I'll pirate (rick and morty) otherwise, I'll forget about the show (flash) and go find something that is available (just started Black mirror, holy crap that show is interesting).