I would have preferred to see PTH charge not $50, but $5,000 (or even more, $50,000 would have been even better). The fewer of these things out there, the better.
Which is the opposite approach to yours - I daren't imagine how you'd have reacted to a $50,000 price tag!
I strongly support the ethos behind open source (I am using FireFox now), but only open source (or open information) when it creates some public benefit. I don't think your making it easier for more people to datamine is a public benefit.
You justify your actions by saying "this is just my belief system"
, which is an empty answer ("I believe what I believe because I believe it"). I could give several horrid examples of very infamous people who have acted on their truly held beliefs, but I would not insult you by doing so.
Beliefs have to (excuse me for being preachy) create value. I think you've taken a highly commendable attitude, and just applied it a little too widely. I DO commend your intent, I just think you could have chosen a better subject to exercise it on (as, in fact, you have done with many of your other posts, eg. AHK scripts).
Keep up the good work though (hint: a new Windows, spam and virus blockers