@Alex: Look, I know nothing at all about Brian Farrell. Maybe he's a terrible CEO who made terrible decisions, and his mismanagement is the direct cause of THQ's financial troubles. I don't know if that's true, but let's just say that it is. And in that case, these layoffs, while unfortunate, were hardly done out of malice. It's not like the guy laid off 240 people so he could eke a few more cents out of the stock dividend. Because take it from me, those guys exist.
They're mingling with AAA titles and marketing in those heights is costly. Darksiders and Saints Row 3 are both great games but my guess is that Saints Row 3 suffered horribly from the its poorly chosen release date (they thought they needed Xmas, they should have had more trust in the quality of the game) and Darksiders is good but (imho) not exactly something you run out to preorder. You may pick it up at some point, sure ... when you're done with the Battlefields and the Skyrims and while reading the next news report about THQ firing another 200 employees.
Maybe I'm crazy but a publisher that big can't afford a handful of alright-sellers but no real powerhouse monster IP.
Aaaaand this is the main reason why I don´t buy Bethseda games at launch.
It was hesitant too but gave into the 'WANT' and got it day 1. I haven't encountered anything gamebreaking (yet - knock on wood) except for a couple of items which remained in my inventory after I completed the quest.
Aww, anticlimactic indeed. I was hoping for a one last big hack before riding into the sunset and never to be heard of again ... until ... twenty years later, when he announces Skynet ... launching in North Korea.