Ok, first off, you must not confuse warez websites with scene SITES. Scene sites are where all warez originates. They are not websites but FTP servers with huge amounts of Hard drive (we’re talking 500 Gb to several Tb) and very fast lines (from 10Mbps to 1Gbps). Those are the sites that the FBI tries (and succeds) to bust. People with access to those sites are considered members of the Warez “scene”. There is no profit in those. Only prestige. Those are the “because I can people”. It is an extremely exclusive and paranoid scene.
After the warez originates in those, it slowly finds it’s way down to the “fxp scene” which operates similarly to the “real scene” with the difference that they usually hijack poorly protected public ftp servers to spread the warez and do not create it. They don’t contribute to the scene. You also have newsgroups, xdcc and fserve channels on various IRC networks and finally peer to peer (directconnect, kazaa and others).
Then you have the Websites. They have nothing to do whatsoever with SITES and are considered (justly) the lamest of the lamest. Countless Pop ups, ads, top50, broken links, false advertisement. Getting warez from there is as hard as making money with one of those pyramidal schemes. They’re in it for the dough.