I really hate how GOG gets thrown under the bus because of one decision. GOG has always been the one of the only companies fighting for the rights of gamers for well over a decade, so let's give them the respect they deserve.
Trust is like a glass of water. Glass is fragile, often it shatters totally destroying it, and not just having some cracks that seem iffy that can be fixed later.
I'd think more there's a certain level of expectations: Uncensored games, no DRM, working compatibility with offline installers.
GoG has refused to bring games here before, and continue to do so for... whatever reason... If they don't bring the game here the DRM isn't something they have to honor.
But i think it's the rest of it. Going with CCP which makes them on par with Disney (Disney, won't do filming in Georgia over pro-life laws, but go to China and film a movie a few miles from a concentration camp and they harvest organs
), and you see them slipping and everything gets thrown into question. There is no middle grey area. You fully support or fully oppose.
I suppose more... A chain is only as strong as it's weakest link.
I totally get that there are sensitive subjects when it comes to political matters, but when it comes down to it these companies should only be making decisions that are in the best interest of a company. I do agree that there's a lot of hypocrisy with the decisions made by some of these companies (like Disney), but it really isn't the responsibility of a company to get involved in political matters in the first place. It's GOG's primary responsibility to provide a product or service to their customers, but they really shouldn't have a say when it comes to making political statements. If China is threatening to ban them from selling their products if they sell a certain item (which I assume they are doing), then it would be in their best interest to not sell that item. It's not their responsibility to make political statements, it's their responsibility to sell products. This is something that the people of China should be protesting, not GOG.