A much better option, IMHO, is to start a Linux User Group (LUG) in your area. Back in the <cough>old days<cough>, a handful of college folks and corporates had high speed connections (and cd burners), and if you think a slow/metered connection is a pain today...well...lol. LUGs were a bit more common back then, partially because you could go once a month or so, and they were always giving away the new version of whatever distro caught your eye (the "prize" for my group back then was the full debian distro, at around a dozen cds...which goes to show you how long ago that was!).
It's something that's kind of passed by the wayside more recently, and that's a shame, because LUGs are a great way to introduce people not only to Linux and bypass those initial install show-stoppers, but most importantly, to share the community spirit and toss aside the illusion that Linux users are a bunch of trolls with no life beyond a keyboard.
Plus they tend to give away a lot of free stuff, especially at the ones hosted by local computer shops, from disks to plush Tux dolls, to the occasional system the group would raffle off every so often. Toss in food and high-caffeine drinks provided from the slush fund or generous souls, and hours fly by, and you can't wait till the next one starts...even if you're someone that doesn't know or care beans about Linux, but was just dragged there by a friend, parent, or significant other.
So, to say the least, I disagree with the anti-freeloader comments, because many of the folks keeping the community thriving today were dragged to their first LUG, and loved the sense of community and the spirit of sharing, be it ideas or bandwidth, not to mention "challenges" and other competitions. It's easy enough to ignore online requests by "freeloaders" if you're not in a position to assist them, and if you are, you're not encouraging bad behavior, you're opening the door to allow someone to enjoy the same OS you enjoy.
Oh, and there are plenty of torrents for practically all distros out there, so I'm not sure what the rest of that is about...sigh...