Creative, masters of the annual driver update. Lords of dropping support for year-old sound cards as soon as they release a new model. Experts at being completely unreachable for tech support when hundreds of users report identical issues. Geniuses at writing drivers that are 10% driver, 90% bloat. The epitome of the half-arsed driver uninstall.
Blizzard most likely got sick of screwing with Creative and decided to ignore them. Perhaps if more developers would do the same, they'd learn to stop playing sound card monopoly and actually work for their customers.