How many times does this have to be explained? This is not "GOG's DRM system", this is the original devs/publisher's system.
However many times it takes for you to understand that I'm not saying it *is* GoG's DRM system.
It is completely irrelevant whose system it is. GoG currently possess the ability to prevent me from playing the game *I have purchased* by withholding the key from me. Even if they wouldn't withhold the key, they still can
. Games purchased from GoG are supposed to be free of exactly this sort of control! If my internet connection goes down before I get the key, I can't
play the game on my LAN.
If this DRM couldn't be removed, GoG shouldn't be selling it as DRM-free. Simple as that.
Here's a suggestion: try hitting the GOG Facebook and Twitter accounts with "what's going on with the keys" posts.
I paid for the game, downloaded the installer and ran it. There should be no more steps after this for me to fully enjoy the game.
I'm not bashing GoG, they provide an excellent service that I will *continue* to use quite happily. I am merely
pointing out that in this case, the game is not free of DRM.