what is really getting on my nerves it not the fact, that some sites offer value in return for money.
nobody can be blamed for making an offer. it's always the buyer's free will to accept the deal and the conditions or not.
i'm pretty sure that almost every cent they make is for the benefit of the tracker and the community.
but i strongly disagree with the common abuse of the term "donation" when it comes to p2l
it is NOT a donation if you offer something in return. no matter what. there is no donationware or "donate and you will get..."
it is a sale!
calling it a donation is an insult to all users who donate on sites where they get nothing but the good feeling of having contributed.
let me repeat this again. i'm not saying that it's wrong to have p2l.
but please don't be hypocritical and give it a name:
it is selling value for the common good of the users and the community. call it charity sale if you like.
but it's most definitely not a donation