Honestly what angers me is that those that are so intent on bashing fansubs are not willing to discuss the price of anime.
I do agree that it's terrible that so much anime is stolen, however I think it's just horrid how an anime boxset costs around double a normal tv boxset.
Not only that but as consumers there is no way for us to try before we buy... Since most anime is not put on tv when brought over it's use fansubs or trust the box.
I think this is a problem that goes far beyond what articles like this discuss and need huge changes to the industry for all parties to be happy.
Though I do agree with those that bash people that have never supported the anime industry... I don't own as much anime as I'd like to but I am constantly trying to replace my fansubs with real unpirated dvds.... It's slow because I am pretty darn poor but I make an active effort to do so....
Again it's going to take some changes and shake ups from all sides, an in different ways then most people are willing to discuss