Look, you're either part of the solution or you're part of the problem. I wanted a pick-up truck this time around - the new Ford Ranger. Then I sat down and really mulled over if I needed one, and I really don't. What I do need is to use less gas, save money, and help the planet. Which I did by purchasing a hybrid instead. EGS and companies like them are part of the problem. And if you support them, so are you.
I see so many Americans here complaining about how they wish they could use a different ISP but there's zero competition where they live. And there's a 100 other examples of this people complain about around here all the time. So why is it ok to reward Epic's anti-consumer behavior - especially when you don't have to. I think except for a handful of titles every year most of us probably wait 2-3 years on a title until a significant price drop and/or patches anyway. So it's not like you need it NOW!
Yeah, I know we're all hypocrites in the end but it's always best to try and limit that hypocrisy as much as possible, "Princples and ideals are of no use if the idealist cannot live up to his own standards." At least make an effort.
"I like dogs playing poker... because dogs would never bet on things; so it's incongruous. I like incongruity." - Christian Wolff