I don't care if I have to wait twice the time if a client had not PS enabled.
Man, you're really underestimating PS here. With release prio you would have to wait more than twice the time. With PS, you'll NEVER get your download, EVER. You can wait all you want, PS doesn't do division.
The imposed limit that you have to share whatever you download is simple made to avoid "clevers" to unshare everything. But as long as I am PSing a file, I am already contributing to the network (providing U:D is >= 1).
You're not contributing to "the network". You are contributing to a 0.01% selectively chosen part of the network.
For the one billionth time, community boosters can also have U:D >= 1. But the fact that the majority of the network aren't given equally makes community sharing unfair.
Equally, by PSing you deny the majority of the network. Even if you have high upload, it's just like community upload or friend upload, it's not fair upload since it doesn't go into the entire network, it only goes into a small portion of the network. How that portion is selected is of no consequence.
As for forced DL sharing, it's not to prevent you from sharing nothing(session ratio could do that), it's to force you to upload to the same type
of people which you download from, so you are being fair to the network. Besides, it's necessary for releasers to be able to get their work down in minimal uploads - resharing is the basis of the network, and it's what makes it superior to networks like OpenNAP and FastTrack. You can't just wave it away like that.
And please stop comparing PS to FS/community boost. It seems you have still not understood the difference.
That's because there is no difference. This:
The former bases its choice on the content, the latters on the container.
Has NO actual impact on the network itself.
What truely matters isn't how you filter, but to what. In both you filter to a small portion of the network. It doesn't matter one bit who is in that portion, what matters is who is in the other 99.99% - legit clients which you refuse to upload to, including(but not limited to) those who are downloading the same things you are.
In the only way that truely matters, PS and community boost are exactly the same.
And refuse to understand the basic difference between the way a client can make choices.
I do not refuse to see the difference in the way a client can make choises, I refuse to see the way a client makes a choise as being of any consequence when the end result is the same.
Why should I try to seperate different causes with the same effect?
You may thing the same from your point of view.
No, I don't think you mix things up, I think you simply refuse to see how your arguments match word-to-word with those in favor of other bad features.
The combination of wrong arguments does not make for a good one.
"I don't have to give back to the people I download from" - ratio breakers.
"I do upload"/"I do have a 1:1 ratio" - FS and community boost, even credit shapers.
"I can just unshare files" - part-file credit shapers.
"The CS would stop me if I'm leeching" - all of the above, and more.
The only argument you've made that's originally PS is "I choose by file", yet it doesn't qualify as an excuse to get download, nor does it strengthen any of the above excuses, seeing as how "You don't choose by file" was never the argument made against any of the above in the other cases where they appeared.
But I see inconguences in it, like for instance, when making distinction between priorities and PS. PS is a priority.
A priority is capped at x9. No matter how you mess with priorities, you can't pass the x9 cap. PS is xInfinity. See the difference?
And unlike your differences, this one has actual implications on the outcome: Sure the low prio downloaders may get less, but they will get.
I would also consider a x50 priority as leeching. SF-VQB had x50, and I removed it precisely because I considered it to be a leecher feature, something I will not accept in my client.
As long I can gather the whole picture inside the same set of laws, there's very little you can say that is going to make me belive I'm wrong. Sorry. That's how I was born.
You're going to have to paint me that picture you've gathered, and more importantly the set of laws you've painted it in. I want to know what law, precisely, seperates PS from a horde of bad features which have so much in common with it in terms of excuses used to protect them.
I have a single law that works and keeps a good working network - Upload as much as you download to as wide a variaty of users as that which you've downloaded from.