People seem to hold a huge grudge against EA's current DRM strategy that I really don't get. First of all, I'm pretty sure all of these games could already be downloaded from EA's admitedly inferior DLC service. I don't know this for a fact, but I'm guessing the Valve versions will be those exact same ones, so if their DRM was in those, it will be in Valve's too. Also, if I get this right, you're getting like five simultaneous installs on the EA SecuROM games, right? But the thing is, and this is true, you can play OFFLINE on those installs. You only need to be online to activate the installs the first time. I find that more convenient than having to be online to play every time and getting unlimited installs. It's better for laptop gaming, for instance. And you can still deauthorize and get your license back. Other than Securom embedding itself in the system, which I agree sucks, I don't have much of a problem with that. It still sucks that the games can be cracked and the cracked copies will be more convenient than what the legitimate users get, but I really don't understand the outcry. It's not like this is the craziest DRM PC users have had to endure. Back when HL2 came out it required a connection to the internet to play, even the boxed copy. That's the reason why I've only played it on The Orange Box: I didn't have Internet in my old college apartment.