a) accessible and buyable by me (Linux, .nl based)
b) at least as easy to find and get as pirated material
I will immediately buy. In all other situations: I am not going to fiddle with drm-ripping python scripts, convertors, virtual-machines, geo-ip-faking-proxies and so on, just to be able to pay for stuff that I can get without all that hassle for free.
I even track down authors for books I like and wire them the money personally, if for some reason their publishers hide behind all this DRM nonsense.
In general I'm with you though (Germany, mostly on Linux as well) and I try to do something similar whenever possible.
Now that's cutting out the middleman!