Not to hijack, but is using torrents worth it? I always thought about trying it, but was unsure about the whole process. Please reassure me.
I'm not sure if you can be reassured. It's worth it if you have the patience to wait extended periods for a file to even begin downloading. Of course some things, particularly the more popular ones, tend to download much quicker than more obscure items.
For instance, if you're into rap or pop music, you're probably not going to have a hard time finding the songs you want. If you're into indie rock, like me, it will be a little harder.
Same with movies. Certain movies are very popular on bit torrent, including ones that aren't traditionally popular but are obscure cult hits with techies (for example, you probably wouldn't have any trouble downloading Cube 2. Heard of it? Not many people have, but the people who use bit torrent have).
It's all on your preferences and patience.