you said:- But you don't give one soft-fuck about keeping us up-to-date, really, except where that decreases your customer service load. No, you see this as an opportunity to usher in a new era where gamers are paying $9.95 a month to play your games just as if they were MMORPGs, and you are hell-bent on making things that way whatever the consequences to your customers. I bet the billing services built into Steam are working just fine. Well fuck off. Find yourself some suckers to sign-up for the mothly "service" you envision them wanting, and force Steam on THEM. Leave the rest of us alone.
All I want is a game I can hold in my hand on CD, install, update, and administer to MYSELF, which at the very most will let you know what my CD key is so that you can be sure I'm not stealing from you. I DON'T WANT A GAME PLUS THREE OR FOUR EXTRA GIGABYTES OF SHIT SITTING ON MY HARD DRIVE because you think you know what's better for me.
More to the point, I certainly don't want that stuff on my hard drive merely because you've decided to turn my hobby of gaming into some type of monthly subscriber service. Fuck off. Leave the future where it was, thanks.
i say:- YAAAYYYY!