I've noticed two interesting trends developing lately:
1. There are quite a few freeleech trackers that have opened up recently.
2. The number of leechers in many freeleech trackers is usually pretty low.
Now, (my) logic dictates that making a site freeleech should increase the number of leechers, since people won't have to worry about snatching stuff that might hurt their ratios, however the trend I've noticed seems to contradict that.
I have several hypotheses as to why this is happening, however I'm interested in hearing some additional thoughts on the matter.