We've been through this kind of argument before, and experience shows there are really only two ways to look at it:
1) This is fucking retarded, (usually goes with: fuck these guys now I won't buy the damn game)
2) You people who thinks this system is retarded are retarded/broke/behind the times; go get an internet connection. ((usually goes with: and go get a life while you're at it.)
And because the positions on this argument are so clear cut usually people on each side can never convince people on the other side.
Personally I've stopped even trying to win that argument.