Im not really interested in games, but if I were Id buy only certain ones. A lot of the good online games are difficult to use when downloaded. Non online games are usually 1 player and only hold so much value/interest
Usually I only have a few songs from an artist, unless I like them and then Ill go out and buy their CD. Mainstream bands may suffer slightly (theyll have to buy a prosche instead of a ferrari, poor them) but its more the greedy record companies and the idiotic RIAA. Less popular bands definitly get the good end of the deal, because now they can spread their music without being carbon copies of the latest brittany spears/good charlotte/50 cent crap. Im so glad I'm not stuck listening to just the mainstream music.
Id also buy MORE music if prices wernt so damn rediculous! I dont care about extra features, I want a CD for 15 dollars or less.
Most of the software I need I can use in school. Most of those programs usually costs more than $100 and sometimes more than $1000. In other words, out of a students price range.
I do download a lot of TV shows, but no movies. IMO computer sucks for watching movies, because its more of an experience when youre in the theatre.
I guess my main point is the more interest something holds for me, the more money I am willing to pay for it. The only difference with file sharing is if something is only mildly interesting, I wont pay anything for it.