In a different thread I responded to a post from Ozhog in a manner that, in retrospect, I now think was innappropriate and unhelpful. I offer no excuses just an apology.
( "Thank you sir! May I have another!").
That having been said...
The question "How do I stop...", "Is there a program...", etc. concerning "leeches" seems to pop up in the forum with depressing regularity.
In my admittedly limited experience, I have yet to come upon a single user who refused to share a file or bragged about not sharing. Yet this seems to be an almost hourly occurance for others. The passion with which some profess to "hate leeches" is usually reserved for topics like "Chevys suck!, Ford Rules!" or "Screw the Oakland Raiders!".
So the question (finally! that I ask is...
Would any long time p2p users care to hazard an (informed) guess as to how widespread the scourge of "leeching" really is?
I realize that hard numbers will be impossible to derive, but is this problem as widespread as it's frequency of appearance in the forum would lead one to believe?