I have been waiting for Spore to come out for ages. And now, sadly, I will not be buying it. Sigh.
I was stopped in my tracks by the Amazon anti-DRM reviews. Given that I work on several machines, I would probably exhaust my 3 installations within day (especially since previous experience shows that at least one installation will fail to work for one reason or another). If I pay for a game, I want to own it, not rent it.
This really frustrates me. I respect copyright and I make a point of teaching my students to do the same. It is only fair that the creator(s) of an artwork are allowed to control its distribution. I don’t appreciate being treated like a thief. This action on the part of EA makes me more likely to seek out a pirated copy, when I would have gladly paid money for the game. It’s just stupid.