BioWare deserves some of the 'blame' in this situation, but it'd be really silly for us to neglect to mention the publisher behind the series. They're as bad as anyone out there with this kind of thing, Origin is a joke, and they were one of the first proprietors of the 'online pass' kinda thing. And you're right, they're the big guy and we're the little guy. And we enjoy games. So we'll continue to get shafted.