I believe, as with everything else, it is up to the consumer to do his homework before he purchases a product blindly. As I said in my post, which you decided to ignore, that it does state that Steam is required to play. I'm still not sure what point you are trying to bring across here. Are you the type of person who sees a game in the store and buys it without actually knowing what the game is about? You seem like the person who would complain about buying a crappy game because you didn't read the reviews on it and the box had a misleading graphic on it.
The world doesn't revolve around your sense of moral turpitude. If a customer comes in demanding something they feel that is their right, but I believe that they are wrong, guess what? I'm going to side with me on that one. Of course, I am at the point where I can afford that luxury. I've been in situations where I had to put up with idiots like you because I needed your money. Now I'm past that, just like a lot of other businesses out there. Get over it and get off your high horse.
As far as your 'influence' goes, you might want to check your self-importance in at the door. I'm just as guilty by pandering to your idiocy, so I'll let you have the last word after this.