Ariksha your cry in the wilderness while worthy.
Will I am afraid be met by silence by CA.
Lots of posts from steam user,s who love it and have a decent broadband service.
The usual selfish computer snobs who have good equipment and a decent broadband who will tell you to buy a decent broadband service even when its made plain you cannot obtain one for love or money.
Another group who think its great that CA use steam for more profit? and thats seems their greatest concern they must be SEGA shareholders?
Other Steam users will dismiss your cry as whineing and as they can enjoy the campaigns tough luck on lesser people who cannot.
Now it could be possible for CA even useing steam to allow a quick on-line registration of the customers disk purchase so they can play.
The download patches could be made smaller ie broken up into reasonable sizes and downloaded at the customer,s leasure when he or she chooses to download them.
Or even give the steam cutomer 2 options the fast large download patches and the slower multi patches to cater for both groups.
This will not require CA to make extra packaging ect, Simply the Steam sevice would tailor their product to CA,s purpose.
Its highly possible that CA may even get greater sales of their products useing this method and Steam will get more user,s.
Given the PC market is shrinking then it makes sense to gather as many user,s as possible from this type of teq war