The fact that there was 20 times as much trafffc interest as normal shows that the PR stunt did work!
It was a clever use of GOG's limited resources, it generated a lot of interest and flushed out flocks of headless chickens - who were 'feeling threatened', etc... Poor lambs.
Well done GOG.
Possibly, if those people stuck around long enough to buy something. As for me, since there is actually nothing new worth looking at, I'll just go back to my monthly perusal and occasional check if I get a notice in email about any specials I'm interested in.
Considering the way they've done things in the past it would have been better if they had kept the site up and running, told us something big was coming with one of their famous count-downs and then rolled the site over to the new look on the spot without the downtime. Right now I have a bitter taste in my mouth, not because they were offline for four days, but because when they came back up I didn't actually think their update was good enough to validate the stunt. If they had gone down, and then come up with a 50% sale on all items, or 100 new games or something then sure, that would have been awesome. This? This was just an anticlimax, and I think that is more the reason why people are annoyed than anything.