> "If we don't yell, we don't get considered?" The answer to that question is "yes."
Getting something for free gives a "gift" feeling. From there it is surprisingly easy to misunderstand the situation and assume that someone cares about you.
This could come from a confusion between hardware and software. Yes, when you get _hardware_ for free it is more or often than not because someone actually cares about you. Software is of course different.