Absolutely ridiculous. Kids with their fuckin' sense of entitlement these days. I guess that's one of the side effects of being born in a world where piracy is already the epitome of commonplace. But hey, if anything, this shows that they aren't just resorting to piracy right off the bat. Of course it also shows that they're still unwilling to pay for something, fairly priced or not.
I suppose if piracy makes you feel guilty, and trying to convince a developer to release their software for free doesn't, then justification for stupid behavior isn't too hard to find.