I'm going to lock this thread but I will respond to it.
Have you ever heard the story of the boy who cried wolf?
Since Stardock/GPG published the Gamers Bill of Rights, it has been used, as a blunt instrument against us thousands of times. No issue was too trivial or too small for someone to try to use the GBOR as a blunt instrument to attack us with -- regardless of the validity.
At some point, playing the GBOR card loses its impact. Especially when it has been played so cynically over the years.
The reason for the GBOR was pretty straight forward: PC games inconvenienced legitimate users and rewarded those who pirated games. Everyone, at the time, knew exactly what was trying to be accomplished.
At the time, games were installing root kits. Games required players to keep their DVD in the drive. Games were checking what software they had installed (remember Star Force?). Games would come out, buggy and have no recourse for the paying customer who couldn't get it to work (no refunds).
The state of affairs of the PC gaming industry today are vastly better. If a game is buggy, the user gets refunds. Games don't install root kits. DVDs in the drive? Laughable. Having your game crash because you have a DVD copying program? Nonsense. Are things perfect? Not by a long shot. But it's a night and day difference from the pre-GBOR days.
And while I am sympathetic to the perspective that using a game SDK shouldn't require the developer to have to bundle the SDK developer's digital store, the fact is, that's the deal. They provide the world's most advanced, battle tested and featured game SDK -- for free -- in exchange for bundling their digital store client. And we have decided that this is a good deal for us and our customers.
But the days of screaming about the GBOR in an attempt to "shame us" into doing what they want have long since passed.
In the meantime, Stardock will continue to operate in the open, honest, and ethical way that we always have. Users who don't think that it's "good enough" are welcome, even encouraged, to vote with their feet.