I'm not convinced this is going to effect the overall mission of HiB at all. This is probably how THQ wanted it and it's fine by me, it get's HiB more exposure for sure which means more people buying bundles in the future which is good for anything.
Just because they are doing this THQ bundle doesn't mean they are back treading on what their ant-DRM stance... it just means they took this particular deal, not that it's going to effect all the future ones.
Until I see differently I'm assuming this is a win win, if anything I'm mad at THQ for not offering DRM free versions. Not HiB for making the bundle available.
This. This right here.
From their FAQ:
Why is this bundle different from all other bundles?
A: THQ Bundle is not the new direction of the company,
it's one more bundle thing we're doing among many other bundles, like Indie Bundles, eBooks, Music, Android, etc. It won't impede our efforts with other established bundle types, this is just a cool experiment that we're excited to be trying out.
In other words: They're trying something different, this won't affect the rest of their stuff. Let's wait to get concerned until HIB7 follows suit.
Was already made clear by their response to the Ars Technica article (regular indie devs and big/ well known studios/ publishers = two separate approaches).