I haven't used bittorrent to download anything other than Linux ISOs in 3 years. I buy books on Kindle, music on a paid Spotify account, games on Steam, and movies on Blu-Ray. So, no. I don't just reserve my empathy for my fellow IT workers. If companies provide better service than the pirates, it kills all urge to pirate.
SOME devices got the updates almost immediately. The N4 did have to wait a while (it was a reasonable wait though), but my N7 got the update very quickly. That said, the Nexus 9 STILL doesn't have 5.1, which is kind of inexcusable.
MUCH easier to make a pivot table than request a Cognos report be built. In a company with a 3 man IT department (such as ours), you've got to prioritize. If the users can make their own pivot tables, it saves everybody a lot of headache.
I don't. Even if you don't like the Rift now that Facebook has bought Oculus, the only reason Sony's VR headset is being released is to jump on the hype train. The Rift is necessary to provide the competition that is needed to drive the VR market. At the very least until another well funded company announces an upcoming headset. In any case, provided that Facebook stays hands-off on the Rift, it looks like a very compelling product.