Yeah but the App Store is, and Lion is not expensive. It's very easy to go 100% legit now, much easier than it ever was.
And official USB Lion install key of apple is not available outside US.
Using a Snow Leopard distro (or whatever you can get your hands on) as base so that you can buy Lion from the App Store and then install it is not hurting anyone.
(That's my personal opinion, not the "official" opinion of InsanelyMac (as far as I know)).
Like others here, I also believe that if Apple wanted to kill us off, they could do so anytime. But I don't believe they are purposefully "giving us freebies" even if it might seem that way, I doubt that the people who make strategic decisions are sitting at the table saying "oh yeah we have to make it easier for the Hackintosh people, but not too easy, do this and that but not this".