There are different reasons why people give up pirated stuff and turn to free, legal software. One reason may be using an application that is superior in quality to previously used commercial software. Others will perhaps turn to freeware because of their blessed idleness preventing them from searching for cracks. Yet others, though surely few, will switch to free software because of sheer honesty.
I'm writing this for you - to encourage you to turn to programs that do not really differ from the ones you are using, and, above all, they are legal. Just take a look at the website I'm recommending, you'll find there 164 Internet applications... that is no mean amount at all. The site lists a link to a forum, where you can talk to people who have given up commercial software and do well by using only the free stuff. The forum is also recommended for those people who are planning to move to a Linux operating system. You will find there lots of hints, as well as links to websites where you can find anything you can ever need when switching to a different operating system.
Let me add a few words about myself. I gave up most commercial programs for free software some time ago. And I cannot tell much difference. It is just a matter of getting used to it.
I heartily recommend the site.