I don't want to sift through hundreds of posts but does GOG plan on making a client similar to Steam where we can purchase and DL from a full featured client?
Indeed, I've wondered the same thing. I think having the ability to look at your entire list of owned games from within the GOG client itself and choose what to download etc. would be very nice. The ability to interact with other gamers with some social networking functionality, the ability to share your list of owned games with public/friends-only/individual-people/nobody, and ditto for the wishlist would be nice from within the client also (and/or even the website).
For example, I know at least 5 close friends who are on GOG, and whom don't have a lot of cash to spend on games, but if I could see their wishlists, there's a good chance I would gift them some games they want if I see them go on sale. I wonder if GOG has considered this money making opportunity? ;o)
The way it is right now, I can't covertly surprise a friend with free games I know they don't already have. I have to email each buddy, ask them to copy and paste their game-list and wishlist from the webpages into an email sent via Mozilla Thunderbird (which preserves the HTML), then use that. Every day that passes since the last email the data goes stale.
I'm aware of the Greasemonkey plugin for the GOG wiki that someone made, but that makes your entire lists fully public and isn't customizeable, plus it requires everyone to be comfortable with installing plugins and I know some people aren't, so I don't use that.
I would be surprised if GOG didn't see an uptick in revenue if they implemented a way to share lists of your owned and wishlisted games with fine granularity separately for each. I'm just saying... hint hint... ;o)
Oh, and a checkbox somewhere "notify me when a promo is on that has one of my or my friend's wishlisted games". (with independent checkboxes per friend that is). Idea++.