Haha! Yeah. Actually, the FEA techniques we are learning to do by hand are getting out of control. Many students cannot even complete the 3 problems given on a 100 minute exam. Homeworks take much longer. A 'few lines' is certainly an understatement, especially since Mech E's have very limited formal training in programming...and BASIC is certainly not one of the languages taught here. If someone cracks the serial lock, they earned it; but my money is on a student saying to themselves 'I rather just pay the $5 than take an hour or 2 of my life to figure out how this works.'
And being 'the man of the hour' is overrated.