I have to admit, I'm also in the crowd who's never played Portal. I don't like or appreciate DRM, but my main issue is with cloud-based DRM like Steam(works). I've never knowingly bought a Steamworks title. I've only slipped once on that; Supreme Commander 2, which I didn't find out was a Steamworks game until I opened the retail box.
Clearly my approach goes against bazilisek's, but Tychoxi is right...
It's up to each of us to determine what is a value added service and who offers the best value. Clearly, DRM-free games matter. Clearly, classics of computer gaming matter. Clearly, extras matter. Clearly, newer games matter. If nothing else, GOG.com's new direction proves their market research says that.
Still, not all of those need to apply for everyone here, or for every game we're interested in, but GOG.com would not be what it is now without its supporters, be they fans or customers.
bazilisek: I don't think the anti-Steam demographic is large enough to justify giving it special attention. In fact, I know it's not.
...we could cut all the crap associated with all you laughable lofty idealists and wannabe Che Guevaras of digital distribution...
. Read some of the other comments if you're interested in who at Stardock said that.
Suffice it to say, I'm very aware that, at least relatively, very few people are willing to pass over a game they want in order to avoid Steam. I am one of those people. You may not like or appreciate that, bazilisek, but sometimes it doesn't matter if people hear you, just that you have a voice.