You might not see the benefit, you might not think temporary interferance with what you want to do is right, but in the end things will become what it should because people are willing to stand and fight the only ways they know how to. Some take the "legal" means, others take the extreme route. Both can be effective.
It is very obvious that the general consumer like you will be pissed. Its natural, but you would also be pissed if the government or your ISP limited your access to the internet tomorrow. Or if the price of gas doubles because a foreign government refuses to ship oil to the states. Some would just be pissed but deal with it like the nice good little sheeple they are, others will try stand up to the change and fight it. Each market has is segmented into sheeple, extreme, and political mindsets. Sheeple takes up the majority, but the others are the ones willing to fight unjust change and the sheeple tells the ones fighting to shut up and mind their business when realistically they are ignoring what is happening and are to scared or ignorant to do anything.
So please, continue to bitch, complain, and yell that a small group is willing to fight for their rights. We will fight for our freedom of property rights similar to how the African American's fought for their civil rights. By voicing our opinions, battling the ones that hate us, and winning the battle for what is right for everyone no matter what anyone thinks.
You did not just compare this to the civil rights movement did you? Mother of God.
Back in the day I used to be one of those stoners hanging out 420 chans /i/ board. We were just hanging out and dicking around while messing with some people. Now its snowballed into some pathetic fantasy of freedom fighting. Geohot was just a guy who was looking for some e-cred and spread around his ps3 hack. Sony slapped him down. He isn't a martyr or anything else. Hes just a guy who called too much attention to himself.
And of course theres the simple fact that vastly different people associate themselves with anon, and the ones with any hacking skills are busy doing actual meaningful stuff with wikileaks and such. These are just a bunch of kids with babys first DDoS tools.
Time for hype