Originally Posted by Tinker
Reselling games is not a concern for me personally since I never do.
I'm the same way. I always have a weird desire to install every game I own on new builds, even the games that I don't really intend on playing.
As for Steam, there are a number of reasons why I like it. Chief among them are that no disc is required for playing (disc cracks don't always work for physical copies), backing up the game content is as simple as copying a folder, and it is backed by an overall good company. As you said, the other game publishers are also hell-bent on limiting user functionality.
I realize that nobody really attacked Steam itself, but if outside publishers are going to force limitations on how we play our games, then I would prefer it to be done through Steam. Also, resale values on PC games have historically been very poor. By the time you want to sell the game, a new copy is usually considerably lower in price than the original MSRP (although Modern Warfare 2
is a likely exception).