edit - and you would never convince a steam user if your starting point is that your "fight for freedom" while they are only looking for "short term convenience". that will only alienate them, and you have lost the battle before you started
I could care less... those people who think "they are better" or know "how it works" are the reason why i have a high lack of love, as soon as i am inside their huge "territory" which they seem to own almost completly. Short term is on their side but long term they will see what will happen for creating the "mass-monopoly" we go today... and i am almost certain, not even the mass will enjoy it in long term.
What i actually see here is a "Steam fighter" not even knowing what he is actually fighting for... "but no one should criticize this case else no one from the ones not currently fighting will ever fight at all", at least not for the demanded case. Okay.... we do not need any changes... because it is very convenient not to have changes at all. However... the world WILL change, that is the problem with this view, we just do not know the changes we may get. As i feel... the strongest fight the majority is doing is a purely personal fight... the one against anyone who is "against their ideals", thats about the only... but (to them) critical fight, they enjoy to execute. Any other fights... i never was detecting any of it, it seems to be "the way of the sheep", sure it is legitime, but it is not the only valid way. There i start to become a issue with, telling me "how it works" or "whats correct" an then by sheer mass able to not allowing for serious alternative approaches. Not a good case but have to accept reality, the one with power will get what they want, the others rather occasionally: This is todays world, enjoy it... and if not... fight for it.
[...] humanistic [...]
Wtong choice of word here, I think. Humanistic / Humanism is the notion that people do not need a god or gods to satisfy emotional needs. many atheists adpts humanistic philosohies.
I never said you do need a god in order to be humanistic. Although, to me it seems like those "atheists" actually got a god, one of them is the money-god and the other god is "the place with the money".
So... i guess there is less true atheist as we may believe. For me, to be humanistic means "to respect the diversity of the humans and not to create a monopole or rules forced by the sheer power of a certain mass or might".
people care about DRM when it becoes intrusive. however, Steams DRM is very non-intrusive, most people never notice it, they just download the game --> click the play button and off they go.
To me even a slight DRM can become "intrusive", because the reality in the end is different for everyone. It all depends on "your way of gaming"... as a mainly offline gamer, the constant online demand is already a big nuisance to me... and if i want to make it future-proof, with Steam demand bound to it... forget about. Without the account you are doomed... you do not own the game, and... sorry to say... not even the account (as you can get banned...).
this is the reason why some DRM free fanatics complain about the "double standards" for players that accept Steam's DRM, but complain about for example Denuvo or other types of more impact full DRM chemes. For them, everything as DRM is just as bad as each other, but for a common player it is about what they notice / impacrts on them, and the notmal use of Steam as DRM do not. which is why they make that destinction.
Okay... again, everyone got another reality. Someone ones told me "she is a geek" by playing a few PS4 games and the PC is not used anymore because the constant "need for update" was to much of a hassle. Okay... but to me this is not truly a "geek", no matter how relative the reality can be considered. A geek is someone who really will care about data management, how to do stuff better... enjoys to preserve data, all the stuff GoG truly cares about. Steam is... you already told... just "convenience"... Easy to use and cheap to buy, as long as your account will last... including your connection. Although there is no bigger focus attached to it... other than having it in the "most convenient way possible":
Okay, have to accept... we have not many fighters in general, at least not for any approach other than 08/15.