I bought the Lancer Prop for my avatar because I wanted to support Epic.
I bought the Gears of War 2 theme for my xbox because I wanted to support Epic.
In return I am given the ability to buy weapon skins which apparently are 3 times better than say a game like Shadow Complex. I am shown a seasons pass which is so horribly handled that by the time the multiplayer maps I thought I was buying all along are released the gaming community has moved on and are playing other games. As well the community that is left can be some of the rudest people you will ever meet online.
I bought the ME2 theme for my xbox because I wanted to support Bioware
I bought the alternate character outfits for my characters in ME2 not because I thought they were worth it, but because I wanted to support Bioware.
I bought pretty much every piece of DLC for Mass Effect (1 & 2) not because I thought they were worth it, but because I wanted to support Bioware.
I don't like the ending, I am told I am too stupid to understand the authors intent and that I have no right to ask if something could be released that explains what I just saw. For supporting Bioware the only thing I see are people in the forums upset more than I am and they are outright demanding changes. I wanted to see the final battle where if I hadn't got the support of the Krogans, that some team on the ground was wiped out. I wanted to see the Quarians save an alliance ship because I had done their missions. Instead, I saw the exact same ending everyone else saw, save a color variation.
The solution to everything like Jeff said is not purchase Day 1 anymore. This will also be a huge problem down the road. I am planning to purchase 2 more games this year day 1, that is it. There will be no more seasons passes for me, there will be no midnight launches, there will be no more trying to get every piece of DLC as they make it harder and more expensive for me to be called a true fan. So, companies like Bioware and Epic can no longer count on me for day 1 purchases. They cannot even count on me for DLC purchases anymore as I will wait and see if they are all included in an ultimate edition later down the road.
I wanted and expected a game I could play over and over and see how it would have played out differently if I had sided with "A" instead of "B" is not there. That if I had let "A" live and "B" die I would see a different cutscene at the end of the game. That to me, is not an artistic choice, but something that should have been included in the game no matter what the ending is.
Well I buy another Bioware game? I imagine I will and to say otherwise would be extremely short sighted of me. Will they get my money on Day 1, never again. Maybe me not buying Day 1 will do nothing to a studio like Bioware, or a publisher like EA. I don't know and I don't care anymore.