I used to be tempting by early announcements of games on Steam. Pre-order this, get a bonus for that, early beta access over here, etc.
Of course, I stopped that behavior (for the most part), knowing full well that I should wait for reviews; that, in fact, I was enabling publishers’ behaviors by pre-ordering games. But sometimes, I just wanted to support developers I really loved and I didn’t care what the final product was going to look like.
But then EGS came along and started poaching games for their store exclusivity, and more than once they were games that were already being advertised on Steam.
So now, without being able to even guarantee the launcher the game will be available on, I no longer pre-order games. Any game. Ever. It’s not worth the risk.
So thank you EGS, for making PCgaming better by making us realize that we should never pre-order games.