Gainax on fansubs:
Yamaga said he really can’t blame fansubbing or the internet, because Japanese animation wouldn’t be as successful as it is now without those. Additionally he compared fansubs to watching the stuff for free on TV. However he said that most people who like the series will buy the DVDs. We’ll produce works worth buying so we’re not worrying about running out of business because of pirates. Only those insecure about their own worth or with mediocre shows should be complaining about it.
Souce: ANN Forums