Wow, this is a depressing way to start the new year...
Other users in this thread have done a very good job detailing the concerns of this change, but after having voted for the wishlist
made my shmerl, I wanted to show my support against these package changes within the thread in a way other than saying "ditto, what they said".
I buy from GOG largely for the DRM-free position in their games.
After a while, I learned that the policies of GOG (the software packaging in question) allowed for a great deal of cross-platform gaming (another tenant of DRM-free in my opinion) with help from the community. Even though it wasn't officially supported, it was the kick I wanted to move from Windows to Linux as my primary OS (a change I don't regret).
As such, I threw my wallet behind GOG and now sit at 643 out of the current 888 offered with the goal of collecting them all.
I am also finally at a point where I spend my alloted gaming money primarily toward brand new games at full price instead of waiting for sales (to support the attractiveness of GOG to developers, and to further support developers).
The sad twist is that it sounds like I have to hold back further purchases because GOG may be yet another site where I feel the need to question what I'm actually getting from my purchases.
I still have trust that the GOG team will pull through and not harm the efforts of those who wish to try playing their games on other systems. But I am going to watch for news of this before I bring out my credit card for the time being.
I agree, it is a bad way to start the new year with this news.
I have close to 700 games on GOG due to their DRM free policies, I even buy a big chunk of game that I most likely won't play to support GOG (never see the allure of adventure games, sucks on platforming twitch games) overspend in the sales.
I start migrating to linux with rouge legacy but it crash every 1/2 hour with the linux version, but the window version work like a charm. Hence I am thinking of wine to run the window version......