I think it's not all so bad. In some instances, people go as far as to sell organs or offer sex in order to support their hobby, in such causes, streaming websites are not so bad, it prevents such extremes.
I've heard about high school/college girls who offer sex to gather the money needed for the latest iPhone or Samsung S. Good lord... Simply what has the world come to?
It's peer pressure I suppose, the mentally that "you need the latest version of iPhone or Samsung S to look cool" it's tragic that, many people do things to impress people who they don't like to begin with.
I say, friends whom abandon you on the grounds that "you're not cool" are "friends" you're better off without, one golden rule, "be ture to yourself".