Hmm, interesting sidebar for me.
While I am not a fan of a game portal which controls all my games, I understand some players like to have a single place to go for all game play. I was a bit put off when Steam made it so difficult for me to play without being connected to their site, but what killed the Steam deal for me was when games which I had purchased were no longer available to me. This may, indeed, make me a dinosaur - I plead guilty, but I really do not understand why any game player wishes to be a part of a web site which monitors game play, limits game updates, and restricts off site play and makes it impossible to work in multiple stations. Not trying to flame or such, just mystified by those who really see a value in turning over control to some unknown somebodies.