That's an excellent description, precisely how I felt too.
I don't think you can bring the Sony thing in
Seriously agreed. It's like comparing someone who, at worst, might hold your toy where you can't reach it to someone selling copies of your house keys and handing personal invitations out to felons.
I've questioned Valve's judgement about as often as I've questioned either id's or Epic's ... and I don't think any of those companies would do something as stupid and irresponsible as what Sony has done. Course, I didn't think Sony was stupid enough to do what Sony has done either ... but I'm just hoping the stupidity is a fluke and not becoming some kind of corporate philosophy.
I'm guessing the seven odd lawsuits Sony is looking at should prevent the latter from occuring.