Competition is GREAT. its why steam is such an awesome service and why it could become an even better one. Wishing Origin's failure is not very productive.
besides if you lived in an area that had an awesome fruit store and a new one opened up and offered great deals, wouldn't you buy from it and support them?
During Steam's summer sale, Sims 3 and all of the expansions could be had for 66% off, with no Securom DRM. Most of Origin's Sims 3 downloads have Securom, and haven't been on sale for more than 25% off yet.
Like I said, I hope that Origin chooses to compete with Steam. So far, though, that new fruit store hasn't had much beyond wax apples and mushy bananas.