Valid point. But there is other ways of transferring.
Me personally: I torrent something once a year, if that these days, I don't even have a torrent client installed anymore. And if I do, it's usually content that I can't legally purchase or watch in digital format. It's not always the latest and greatest, Seasons 3 and 4 of Fresh Meat still aren't available outside of Netflix.
What annoys me though is this isn't the solution to the problem, and it won't help curb piracy in any meaningful way. I don't believe people are within their rights to pirate or download other's intellectual property against the copyright owners terms, but I'm not going to judge anyone for doing so, and I believe if you're going to do it, don't beat around the bush and try to justify why you're doing it, just own that you're doing it and move on.
Marco Arment said it best: https://marco.org/2012/02/25/right-vs-pragmatic