About the ethics aspect, I overall agree with you although there some very zealous ppl out there who are adamantly against, but I have paid the full price without a problem, and paid my dues as they say.
What I want CAN be done IF i hack it, and put my parameters into the actual code of the EA. And its something I may definitely do. It is the only way I can run the EA the way I want to run it. Otherwise, I basically bought an EA, and can't use it because it doesn't fit what I want.
One of them is FGB - as everyone knows it has been performing pretty horribly lately, but I want to continue using it with MY tweaks. If I don't hack it, and change it the way I want, then I paid for nothing since right now its useless to me.