Nobody's forcing them to preorder.
I agree no one has to preorder, but I think it is a greedy tactic on Valve's part to pry $50 from consumers who wouldn't otherwise buy the whole package or buy it this soon instead of giving them a free taste.
I don't even understand why you care so much about it.
I actually don't care that much about it which is why I made a brief critical comment about it below and intended to leave it at that. However, as usual the sycophantic duo of theyarecummingforyou and Dacock started pissing in their pants because I criticized Valve for it, and it has taken two more posts (so far) to rebut their incessant crying over it.This comment was edited on Sep 19, 05:07.