All three of you don't seem to get it.
No, it seems pretty clear that you're the one who doesn't get it.
In my house DRM works! 100% of the time.
Well, good for you. That's obviously not true for a lot of other people. I wonder if you'd respond to someone having a problem with their internet connection by saying "it must be you, my DSL always works!"
It always has......right from the first paper spinning wheel thingy to electronic 3-activation limits. Why? Because I make it work. Doing what I want, when I want with my systems is less important than having things ALWAYS working. My systems ALWAYS work, they never go down........ever. Upfront time/cost is meaningless if it means I have to spend NO TIME dealing with issues in the future. How much is you time worth to you? I don't even have to spend 10 minutes getting a crack for my software, because the DRM works......the first time.......every time!
What's the point of having a working computer if you can't use it to do what you want? We already have gaming devices for that purpose: consoles. Using my computer involves things like programming, since I'm a programmer. That means I have a debugger. I'm not going to remove my debugger because some game company is run by morons.
And actually my time commitment is pretty minimal. If it has DRM, I don't buy it. That requires no time.
My systems are setup in such a manner, that should a problem ever arise, I can even send the command from my handheld upstairs in the kitchen while pouring a cup of coffee and by the time I'm back downstairs in my chair, my system has completely re-imaged itself to a working state.
My father in law isn't savvy enough to know how to do that. All he wants is to put the disk in and play the game. DRM blocked him from having that for no appraent reason. Are you honestly going to sit here and tell me that was actually a good thing for the industry? He's left PC gaming entirely because they failed to deliver on that simple requirement, due to random DRM breakage.
Sure I spent months getting my setup "just right", but as I already stated......up-front time/cost is meaningless, since I now get to enjoy a completely problem-free computing experience.
You also only get to do what the game companies decide is alright with your own hardware. I refuse to accept that, and I won't give my business to companies who try to act that way.
I have embraced DRM since the first paper wheel-thingy. To those of you making a crusade out of your rebellion against it, I feel sorry for you. Each time a new game comes out, you either need to download a crack or download the complete cracked-version. I don't have to do anything. I just insert the media into my system, and press play!
I don't have to do anything either, since if it requires a crack to actually be functional, I won't be buying or playing it. Pleanty of other games out there to spend my money on.
(And hey, if DRM actually worked that way, my father in law would still be playing. Go figure.)