I must say i agree with the ebay takedowns because some people arent looking on ebay for dodgy software, they are looking on ebay for cheaper legit software, because they are sick of Rip Off Britain.
As for torrents, well thats never good news because i have in the past and still do frequent torrent sites, obviously ftp or even usenet is preffered by myself and i bet a few others here, but torrents do have alot of often rare or older stuff that might not be available from other sources.
and no matter how many sites the Bull Shit Alliance threaten/scare, its good to know that there are plenty of my good sites left, and TPB lives on :)
When will they realize, if the companies or the gov wont do bugger all about rip off britain, the more people will simply bypass the gross overpricing and inconvenience of buying legit, drm bullshit ridden original's.
Spore is a recent good example.