Why would users want that?
Based on Aunties analysis, users will get paid for sharing, but add your article into the mix, it sounds like it'll involve a deal with the media companies. Now, assuming the media companies want in, I'm guessing The Pirate Bay will get paid for distributing content (although they will pay some nominal fee for actually having the content) and will give some of that back to users.
Sorta like a revenue sharing site, but what it means is the user is being paid under the odds, and using up their bandwidth in order to help an industry distribute content. An industry that likes to sue its own customers I hasten to add.
They pay you (presumably) a pittance for sharing the file, you fail to take into account the fact that bandwidth does actually cost money. So you actually lose money, get throttled by your ISP and get assumed to be 'evil' under the image that the media companies have tried to apply to filesharers.
Now this may tempt those who were already sharing to stay, but it's hardly likely to attract new users is it? Unless of course downloading stays free, but then how will TPB make any money?
It's a pity they've sold out, but it was always their choice