Steam is like the Xbox Live to Xbox 360 and PSN to PS3. If anything, in a few years, PC games will die due to pirates. Not because of companies trying to get rid of pirates. If pirates were so smart, maybe they should give these companies advice on how to solve the problem. But they can't because there is no other solution currently. And that is the circular problem we're stuck at. So instead of blaming the companies for implementing DRM, maybe you should be blaming the pirates or (I'm gonna get flamed for this) yourself (because who am I kidding, I'm sure all of you pirate or have pirated games before). It's easy for a user to complain, but when you actually work at a gaming company putting in 60+ hours a week just to see your revenue get eaten away by pirates, it paints a whole different picture.