They're still saying GOG is partly to blame in this very announcement:
My guess is it went something like this (highly simplified): Beamdog
: Hey, GOG, we have a fantastic idea that will benefit us [especially us] both... GOG
: Oh yeah? Let's hear it then. Beamdog
: Well, you know we have enhanced editions of BG et al, and everybody knows bundles are great, right? We were thinking how fantastic it would be to... (blah, blah)... Everybody wins! GOG
: Hmm. That might work. Let's do it. Beamdog
: Great! We'll send the agreement papers right over!
Ha! The most realistic part was the "blah, blah", but there needs to be a bit (a lot) more hatred and/or doublespeak on Beamdog's end - they're obviously using Orwell's books as manuals. ;)
You misunderstand. They're still saying GOG is partly to blame in this very announcement:
Someone posted a reply he got from GoG customer Service not long ago. GoG said they had to sell the games the way the developers wanted, or not sell them at all.
So I am sure this is what Beamdog means by "joint decision". Bundle the games or you don't get to sell Planescape, BG or Icewind Dale anymore.
Maybe you're right, maybe not, but it always seems like you're making an excuse not to do something. Either way, they're clearly making it sound like GOG was part of this. Don't waste time and effort in forums, other than being a place to talk about ideas or let off steam, lol, it hasn't done a bit of good. Take it to GOG support and we'll see what happens - they can thank Beamdog for the deluge. My experience with support, so far:
Subject: On Beamdog and bundling the classics
I'd like the classic versions of Baldur's Gate 1&2, Icewind Dale, Planescape: Torment and any future games Beamdog decides to "enhance" sold separately. It's fine if they're bundled with the EEs, but they need to be sold separately, as well. Not everyone likes the EEs or wants to give money to a company (Beamdog) who've consistently put out bug riddled games, charge more for the privilege and attack people if they disagree with them in any way.
If what Beamdog said ( https://www.gog.com/forum/baldurs_gate_series/regarding_the_removal_of_the_original_ie_games_from_sale_on_gog/page1
) is true, I'm extremely unhappy and disappointed with GOG.
Thank you for the suggestion, I will forward it to the right teams to consider.