We all have it. We all use it. We all don't give a shit about what using it is doing to the recording industry.
Limewire has become the biggest elephant in the room since the stunning revelation that Freddy Mercury was gay. I'm convinced that there is some government conspiracy at work here. I mean, if the government really wanted to shut Limewire down and subsequently force people to actually pay for music, they could easily do so. Yet they allow this illegal download service to thrive in a musical climate where album sales are down and illegal downloads are up.
I think that the rise of Limewire is responsible for the rapid decline in the quality of music in general. Before Limewire came around, people were actually forced to make informed decisions about what music they wanted to buy. The operative word being "buy". Now that people don't need to shell out money to get their hands on music, all artists need in order to have a hit song is a catchy riff and a chorus that is so repetitive that it drills itself into your brain to the point where you can't get it out of your head, and thus you're hooked.
It cheapens music to the point where you might as well just give it away for fre.....oh, wait.