Doesn't that also mean we'll have to pay for the game again?
No. If you bought Minecraft when it was in Alpha or Beta stages of development then you already paid for the full retail version. It was basically like pre-ordering but you got to play the game while it was still in development.
Your post was both eloquent and insightful. I feel exactly the same way. No matter how frustrated the game makes me I still come back to it the next day to try to scratch out a handhold and make that slightest little bit of forward progress.
@Crash_Happy: Dude chill out, he aint really smacking about his girlfriend (at least I hope he isn't.) He was just using extreme situations for effect as dark humour.
A part of me hopes that From Software knew that if someone turned the power off it would corrupt a save but it sucks that you lost all your progress man.
Of course From Software is aware of it. There is a warning every time you start the game saying not to turn off the console while the save icon is displayed on the screen. The same corruption would happen to any game on pretty much any platform if you power off while it's writing the save file. It's even riskier to turn off the power with Dark Souls since it autosaves after you do pretty much anything in the game ie. killing an enemy, picking up loot, walking to a new area, dying, etc.
Lancezh, you should have just thrown the controller across the room like everyone else does. :p