For me, it's not even a DRM thing per se. I run Linux (and do not dual-boot Windows), so even though Spore plays like a charm under Linux/Wine, I have to use a crack to get past the CD-check which doesn't work in Linux. Thus, they (stupidly, in my book) potentially lose customers like me by using SecuROM.
I understand that they know this and are apparently willing to sacrifice customers like me (at least the two or three who don't know how to use cracks), but given the general futility of using DRM in the first place, what the heck's the point?
For the record, EA, I pirated your game before it was released so I could see whether it ran on my system. When I found it did, I ran out and purchased a copy so I could play online. The nature of the game itself pretty much obviates the need for DRM, since playing with only offline content isn't nearly as interesting.
This comment was edited on Sep 14, 06:47.