Then again, I do like having the packaging on my shelf... but really that's the only downside for me as a consumer.
I also don't see why gamer funded ports wouldn't work. I don't think anyone here is stupid enough to send off $50 or whatever to some random Nigerian for a HL2 port so that is a non-issue. If somebody reputable like Aspyr or Macsoft were to do this for ports that are a bit borderline as regards profitability then I think this would be good for Mac gaming and result in more choice. Ideally this wouldn't go on forever of course but it could be the kick up the arse that Mac gaming needs.
Aye I registered three hits also for the Sims 2 patch (I got my password wrong a couple of times) but yeah, it was clearly pirated more than it was bought!