If someone doesn't really want something that costs money, they aren't going to buy it.
But if its put out there for free, then they will gladly take it. I really don't see the need for us to delve into the mindset of someone who is more of less "pirating" a game. They took it because it was free, and would not have bought it because it was only enticing while it was free.
Does this make the people right for taking it? No, but it does not make them some hardened criminal who will walk into a real store and steal something. Its a lot easier to tell yourself to take something when its online.
Look, it happened, whatever we say isn't going to take back peoples actions.
Just because you took something that was more or less free doesn't mean you have no morals, everyone does something wrong in their life, and if you want to say that makes them a bad person, go ahead, but in my books they are just like the rest of us. Anyone who wants to slam them and say that what they did is horrible, think, you have done a lot worse...