Hmm, it's difficult to make myself clear, I think. I'm not trying to imply that Valve is out to get me out of spite or something, or wants to hurt certain customers for its own sake. I'm saying they are prioritizing what every large business prioritizes, and that means caring about the part of their customer base that is the largest or spends the most money. [Also, I don't think many of the people working for major tech companies are very familiar with third world problems, or see them as something worth addressing.] Likewise, as a customer, I prioritize whatever service is best for me. If Valve is not taking my personal circumstances into consideration, I will use whichever product IS taking my circumstances into consideration. Though I'm not sure why we're still talking about this as if it were Steam vs Epic. As I said, I have no opinion on Epic. And this is not a political fight for me. Where I take my business in this instance is not about a vote I'm casting in some sort of capitalist election. In fact, if it was, I probably would use Steam a lot less than I do now. As a popular platform, Steam has probably been good for the PC games market overall, but there is nothing they do that strikes me as ideologically superior to their competitors. And in fact, some things they do that I would like to see discouraged (like the reliance on steep discounts, but that's a different conversation). Plus, if Steam hadn't been a success, maybe we actually would've gotten a Half-Life 3... Edit: I wanted to try to clarify a bit further based on one particular thing you said. "Again, this is unfortunate that Valve's interest doesn't take your personal circumstances into consideration, but is that still a reason to even slightly consider giving Epic some bucks?" No, it is not. If I use Epic at all, it will not be because of some perceived slight by Steam. It will be solely based on whether I find Epic convenient for me or because of a desirable product I cannot get elsewhere. This has not ever been about customer loyalty for me. I use all of these services.