I think that it allows talented individuals without monetary means to realize their potential, using cracked software. I don't agree that its necessary, and I dont really advocate it, but, the things Ive made with 'borrowed' software sound better, faster, than stuff Ive made with freeware (many exceptions, Synth1 Im looking at you).
Its all about allowing artists to use the proper tools, imo. I see it as akin to allowing a sculptor access to all the free clay and pottery tools, not as a way to make an untalented person into an artist, but to allow the real potential of a real artist to be allowed all the freedom to become great.
I totally will buy all the software i use someday when i have about 10 grand USD to spend (saw the Waves Diamond bundle at Guitar Center today- 3,000 USD
Its abused for sure, people get a cracked Cubase and a rack of cracked synths and think its some kind of surefire way to become a producer. But I would rather allow the jerks that freedom than deny artists the flexibility allowed by higher-end software.
If only one could download a kiln, tons of clay, knives and various tools, and a wheel, then anyone with a pottery bent could become the next... Well I dont know any famous sculptors off the top of my head...
I just think, theres all these talented people who want to exercise their talent, and aren't able, so its something of a gift from the Universe that us electronic musicians have the ability to utilize professional tools while living modestly. Not everyone has a high paying job, or even if they do there are lots of things that take precedent over music software. Should they be denied the realization of their talent? Thats teh question IMO.