Note that it has nothing at all to do with piracy, counterfeit, gray market.
When a company correctly estimates that too much 'value', too much repairability, is being given to the market, and 'downsizes quality', that may actually be good for the environment.
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America. English Edition. Vol. 2.
"You cannot believe how many facts flow naturally from this philosophical theory that man is indefinitely perfectible,d and the prodigious influence  that it exercises on even those who, occupied only with acting and not with thinking, seem to conform their actions to it without knowing it.