So what's the deal? A farmer is busily tending his crops and I come up and harvest everything he's growing with the city guard watching, and everyone is happy. NPCs have barrels of free food outside their houses. Why is this not considered stealing? I'm not a serious role-player but this does seem out of place to me. I like to cook and do alchemy, and I was having a hard time finding enough salt til I figured out that no one minded me raiding their stores. I could see this if I were playing novice level, but come on.