I understand that you appreciate when someone “gives” something to you for “free”.
But, you should re-consider your position by seeing the big picture of autodesk before being an advocate for them, and participating to the injustice they commit.
This company has been mistreating its customers for quite some time, to such a degree that we can’t come to their defense anymore. The worst injustice they, and adobe, is that they use their dominant position to force the people into financial enslavement.
This cannot be tolerated, and if not stopped, it will be generalized (at it already began) and will eventually lead to tyranny.
More than anything, this a question of principles. Will you accept enslavement and give up your freedom or not?
You may still be young, or not have a family to support, correct me if it’s not, but your proposition omits the fact that I use 3dsmax commercially, and the student license doesn’t allow that.
That’s why their are making it available for “free”.
But nothing is free, isn’t it?
Think on the long term, and protect your rights, and rights of the people you love.