Care to share this vibrant Amstrad or Spectrum community? Where's there equivalent to Aminet? Where's the demo scene? Where are the hundreds of bulletin boards dedicated to the platform?
If the Amiga is dead, then why are you here?
I think it's easy to make a scapegoat out of the IP holders but the fact is it's easy to legally obtain ROMS and software. Buying a $5 A500 is enough to have legal roms. If you're only interested in playing games then you don't even need Workbench 99% of the time.