@DarthOniXVIII: I have a friend who absolutely loves the Balders Gate games, and he's played through them on a pretty regular basis since they were first released.
He just finished his most recent romp through both BG and BG2 about two weeks ago and when he was done he told me this might be the last time he plays through Balder's Gate. He's pretty forgiving when it comes to the ravages time has on games but he said it's gotten to the point that the game's age is just too much for him.
He still plans to continue his regular revisiting of Balder's Gate 2 though.
It's dumb, asinine and gives PC gamers a bad name.
The worst part is that's it not just Kaos by a long shot, it's a sizable chunk of the TF2 community. PC gamers have used their intangible "more mature community" argument for as long as I can remember - but as long as I can remember (1997ish?) they've always been the same assholes playing on every other platform.
This is further proven by the communities every time something like this F2P business comes up and they are given a chance to show what a "mature" group they really are.
Brick and mortar stores are conquered. The used , rental, and lending to your friends markets are crushed. Digital distribution becomes the only way to buy games. Sales and price drops become a thing of the past for all but the shittiest and most outdated of games. The gaming community's greatest friends (Valve/Steam, GoG, etc) becomes their greatest enemies despite being willingly handed the keys to the kingdom. After staunchly standing behind all the "Support The Industry" publisher propaganda, gamers sit there, with empty pockets, asking themselves "What went wrong?"