It was the whole Gamers’ Bill of Rights hypocrisy that burned me good. Previous to that point, I would buy most of their games and generally be ok with the value of the purchase.
At the time Element was announced, I wanted to support Stardock and paid upfront (pre-order) based on the things Brad Wardell was saying. The Gamers’ Bill of Rights was in stark contrast to where things were going with the industry and I wanted to support a company that would state that.
And I loved MoM, so how bad could they possibly screw it up given that they had that as model to follow.
Pretty much Stardock took a dump on the game and even worse the hypocrisy of the Gamers’ Bill of Rights.
So yeah F-you Brad Wardell.