you ever try haggling with someone?
You have to ask for a lower than reasonable price in order to get the seller to slowly but surely move to your reasonable price.
In my opinion, extremes are scary. Although maybe this sound a bit strange, it is true:
If we say "none at all", than we really are asking more than the reasonable. Actually, we couldn't ask for more...
I actually never haggled, but I do know the basics. As I am no expert in this, maybe i'm wrong, but I don't think starting the haggle with: "I'll buy it for free!" is considered a good move.
It's called compromise, sure I'm willing to go with SOME DRM but if I don't tell them 'lol I really don't like it and I don't want it at all.' then they'll say 'ok, but what if we do less?' if they say 'oh well then fark you.' then they're not really interested in getting sales to begin with, are they?
This is just what I was trying to say, actually. The compromise thing, I mean. If we insist on "no DRM" then we aren't really making a compromise, are we? Some very-very old software had CD-checks. Hell, there are some, which needed Floppy check! The older floppy (5¼-inch)! Why make a fuss about it now?