I think this is great for our friends across the pond. I do have a question - With all these GOG pre-orders, is GOG going to be able to handle the traffic on release day?
I guess we'll find out :o)
I couldn't care less about what currency I'll have to pay in, considering how much GOG ensure that no matter how much you pay on top of what the next guy does, you'll get something in return that makes up for the difference. I'm also usually one to prefer a boxed copy over a download-only one. But in this day and age, the sad truth is that the game-part of the boxed copy tends to be of much lower quality than a GOG-conforming download. Meaning that no matter what kind of DRM the boxed copy will have, it's going to be worse than the one you get here.
Heck, if I end up liking the game I might go pick up a second, boxed copy later on. But as it is, my main copy, the one I will get on the game's release, will be the GOG one, if only for the message I want to send to the whole business. The message being: "screw your anti-consumer measures, count me out; but know that I'm still willing to pay full-price for a game wherever I am treated with respect and receive a fully-working copy."