I agree - fighting piracy can be a time-consuming endeavor. No one has a solution to the problem, not even a billion-dollar industry like film.
I choose not to pirate any content, even the films I've purchased. It is difficult to avoid, but at the end of the day, if you enjoy a song or movie, the best way to get more of that content is to vote with your time and dollars, so I chose to buy.
Lastly, I am in the camp of sharing your goals. I've found it makes me more accountable and more likely to succeed, but I recognize each person is different, so to each their own.
I thought your points were unique and original. They were the strongest aspects of your story. Also, I didn't think you contradicted yourself in your story, so I would leave that part out. Overall, fantastic read!
Thank you for sharing!