@piecritic File sharing lives on, but the community realized that private trackers are better for archival than public trackers. I'm hard-pressed to find a CD release that RED doesn't have a FLAC rip of, but perhaps my taste doesn't venture far enough from mainstream for that to be a problem.
If you want to support the artists, that's another issue, but any artists on Bandcamp are easy to support without a giant cut being taken.
@excelereight the community had the shit kicked out of it and basically no longer exists.
oink.me.uk was destroyed, people migrated predominantly to what.cd - it's gone too now, and I know a lot of us have basically given up on this whole refugee game.
@piecritic it's not as convenient as it once was, sure. I'm just saying there's a solution, and I haven't found a better one. There are ~745,000 perfect FLACs on RED right now.