It's depressing, to say the least. I'm just starting out, and would like to try to make a living with my writing for the very fact that I would like to continue writing. I can't do that if no one actually buys my books.
Uploading someone's book so others can download them for free, not to mention just downloading them for free, makes it harder for authors to keep writing. So please, please think about the consequences of your actions. Is saving a few bucks worth stopping a book from being written?
I know many won't care about what I'm saying but for those of you who are listening, thank you.