Originally Posted by edgeofblade
It's discouraging when the attitude isn't a reasoned "Wait and See", but is instead a cynical "Hate and See". I'm sure it's REALLY encouraging for people working on these projects to know that no matter what amazing thing they create, the vast majority of people are going to completely slime it on the Internet.
You joined last year, with a handful of posts compared to some of us. I may have joined in 2010 or whatever but I've seen this over and over again. MS promises to do better to the PC crowd. Who's shown us love? I hate to say it, Valve. GFWL? While I didn't hate it, it was a failure. DX? The idea of a company holding all the cards so hardware manufacturers could only push new advances when MS said so?
Have people forgotten that? When MS decided to only push DX advances when they wanted too? Sure it made the GPU plane more even but it had another objective, to only allow DX to progress when they wanted.... Consoles anyone? I remember that, back when GPU companies would go "only supported on our device". MS put the ban hammer on that stuff, where features were hardware specific to one manufacturer. MS stopped that, sure it was great but really?
Anyways, many of us will have to see it to believe it. So far MS has crapped on their promises left and right, many will vouch for that.