Scanlations are out of control

Yet another night when I'm reading manga instead of watching anime. I really don't have an excuse: the easy availability of scanlations is what enables this. I follow 281 titles (of 355) on the site I'm using currently.

UPDATE by Omo:

I barely read any manga these days – I’m too busy crying over dead idol groups to read anything.

So, about the piracy. Would I read this much if I could afford it? But wait a minute, before we try to answer, consider this: I certainly could watch this much on ad-supported streaming or TV. Why a more expensive media can supply these hours of entertainment, and the less expensive media can not? If Comico weren't total dicks who constantly deactivate my account because of sheer incompetence, we could find out.