Lots of free stuff out there, isn't there?
Free books, free games, free video. Games that are free unless you want premium content. It seems that a lot of our media – at least that we can get electronically – has an awful lot of free stuff.
It's also good free stuff. I've been continually impressed with what I can find for free online or via DLC.
Being who I am I like to speculate on why we got so much free stuff available because . . . well this is me, culture, economics, and geekiness. It's sort of what I do. It's my thing. Plus I'm curious.
The reason we have so much free stuff? It's a legacy of previous work.