Blizzard still makes money on the StarCraft IP. Why would they want to stop?
Unfortunately, UEFI has made it entirely possible for a ill-tested operating system installer to brick your system.
If it can be unbricked, it isn't bricked.
Certainly UEFI has provisions for entirely replacing your existing (in this case, failing) hard drive with a brand new blank one and allow you to install an OS on your computer. If not, please point me to the Commodore 64 aisle.
You may call me by my name, Wirth, or by my value, Worth. - Nicklaus Wirth