They talk as if you are parasitizing their
network, rather than using a network that you have paid for
And since when have skype calls been piracy?
Encrypting network traffic puts a stop to snooping like this, I forsee it becoming standard. One bittorrent client already uses it, and it doesn't mysteriously slow down where normal clients do.
Encrypting traffic also has the handy side-effect of making reverse engineering an app and snooping traffic illegal under the DMCA, not the intended intention of that particular example of payola-legislation. If I encrypt Streamer, it automatically makes any evidence gathered by snooping it's data inadmisible in court
The rate limitation is invisible to P2P users
No it isn't.