Posted January 16, 2013
Edit 2: To put it in another light - your choice where never taken away from you, you made this choice long time ago. The choice was - to use or not to use steam (Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the light or the slings and arrows of DRM , Or to take arms against a sea of troubles), and you said - not at all. There is many other options here, which other people have taken, for example 'only for games only on steam', 'only for the DRM free games', 'only for games under $5.00', and so on and so forth. Your choice was a total abstinence.
The CONSEQUENCES of this choice, then , is among others that you do not get to play Skyrim (unless Bethesda decides to do a non-steamworks version...). This was a moral choice you took, and this is the consequence. All choices you make in life do have consequences, and we just have to deal with it, especially on luxury choices, as this most definitely is (this is not a life or death choice, it is not a high impact choice at all). I, for example, have made a choice of never buying Tommy Hilfiger cloths, and yesterday there was a sale on Hilfiger jeans in a cloths shop (Next I think?). I did not storm into the shop and demanded that they put other brands on sale, instead I did not buy any pants. It was a moral choice I made a long time ago, which I am still sticking to. Consequence is that I did not get cheap jeans yesterday. I was not taken away the choice by Next, by my own morals had I opted myself out from it, just as you are opting out of anything from Steam - which is the choice you made.
1- you are not entitled to play Skyrim.
2- it is a situation completely made by your own willing choice
3 - it is not a "eat or starve" choice, it is a "should I eat chocolate or cream cake" choice.
Edit - if you now regret the choice you made back then.... well.... maybe you made the wrong choice?
Post edited January 16, 2013 by amok