I'm going to have to do the same. Which means WotC's refusal to sell 5E PDFs has accomplished exactly two things:I bought the PHB. I'll probably scan it at some point for my own use because frankly I don't like printed media now that I'm used to reading nearly everything electronically.
1. Inconveniencing me; and
2. Depriving them of revenue.
That definitely sounds like the optimal outcome.