Steam needs a competitor. A competitor that treats customers well, offer what Steam does not(or offer what Steam offers, but better), be unobtrusive, and give good reasons to add yet another program to your PC. It also needs goodwill and trust.
EA is not the one who's up to the challenge for that. They have a history of not giving two craps about their customers, Origin offers nothing interesting compared to Steam, gives no good reason to install, and as far as goodwill and trust go, well I don't think I need to explain that.
There's also the fact that their prices are more expensive then Steam in certain areas of the world. Particularly Europe. And their sales are just laughable.
Yeah, EA will not be the one to "challenge" Steam.
You know what's the actual hilarity of it? Them advertising the program as being "always there" and "living where you live" - and then region blocking areas. So if you move to a region blocked area, it's actually not there and doesn't live where you do.
I cannot take Origin seriously until it understands that "I want you inside of me" is a creepy line that only works (in a strict biological sense) on guys, not on gir--...is that a meerkat wearing headphones? Man this web-comic is trendy as heck.
At 17 comments, I thought I might have something to add. However, starting with Irridium and moving on from there, I find I have nothing to say.
Why the hell am I posting this?
Ah yes. I remember now. Just sayin', okay, seems I actually like Critical Miss readers. For once, I don't regret reading the comments.
Hrm. While I'm sure I've observed Valve worship, I do wish to point out that not all who prefer Steam are necessarily worshipful. It's still DRM, it's just DRM which doesn't treat its customers universally like criminals. I've also read far worse EULAs than Steam offers.