Let's put it this way:
Gog.com is now going to sell new games.
New games need a lot more patching than old games, because they're being worked on currently.
Downloading the entire game for each patch is going to get very old.
Therefore, gog.com should figure out how to deliver patches if they want to provide a competitive user experience.
Now, I'm not saying I won't buy gog titles, but I would like more people to buy more gog titles, and this is going to become a quality of experience issue.
I refuse to patch this game until the maker and GOG release a normal patch file, which patches older versions.
This is how they should do it
#1 always offer the most up to date version for an original downlaod, list patches available, direct from their site and which versions the patch can/should be applied to. That is the most GOG can do though. They need the makers to release the patches for them and create the functionality.
I dont think GOG is doing anything wrong though right now, they are offering the most uptodate version of the game and they ahven't been given a patch file, but just a new game right? We need a patch file/program to fix teh existing installation of the game. I guess donw the road (like 6 months) afte the game has been heavily patched and improved I might be willing to do a complete reinstall. but not now, seems too silly.