I only pre ordered on Origin cause I had to. Meaning, I was forced to. A big turn off that. Cause I don`t like to be forced to use any 1 method of getting a game. I am pro choice. Had BF 3 come on both Origin and Steam, it would have been Steam all the way. No contest.
Steam feels way more robust and aimed at gaming. Origin is so freaking bland generic, plainly unattractive to the gamer in me. And I really hate seeing a web page opn to join a game. WTF came up with that pure B/S codework?
If we are gonna have to endure Origin, you`d think they make it at least as cool on the eyes, and make their game join thing look like they actually put some thought into it.