… is to punish the legitimate user.
Please excuse me while I bang my head against the wall some more.
I installed more capacious hard drives in my computer this weekend. To my immense relief, Photoshop didn’t have to be reauthorized (dealing with Adobe is no fun whatsoever). However, most of my Native Instruments synths don’t work now or are back in demo mode, and the NI registration processes are not merely perversely complex, they don’t even work. Idiots.