And when you buy that long-waited-for Empire: Total War, you get Steam, and spend HOURS (well, it's a day after the launch) getting said game patched.
Really ruins your experience... especially if you could just download pirated version and stop caring about multiplayer, activation, steam preventing you from even seeing an intro for hours, that you cound spend sleeping, because you go to work like the next guy.
Well, if that's what's it's going to be, I say I'll stick to them torrents. They're so damn easier. Sega, Valve, Ubisoft - they're all going too greedy. And I wish it's still times when you got those five floppies of Space Quest or Larry, or Master of Orion, waited for it to copy to your smallish, pre-internet-era HDD, and then just plainly enjoyed them.
Boy, I wish I could just play the game I just brought home from the store.