a) Stardock has the right to put whatever they want on Impulse
We have the right to buy or not to buy. I choose not to buy anything with Securom.
c) What Stardock does right, and the other services don't, is that they gave us upfront, without hoops, what you're getting with what you're buying. Steam sorta does this now also, Gamersgate is way behind on this. This is why all other things being equal, Impulse gets my business (the problem with Impulse is not enough things I want on there, but that will change)
Really, it isn't Stardock's job to crusade for us against draconian DRM. That's our job. It is Stardock's job to give us honest information on what we're buying, and they do. So is the waaaahmublance really necessary here?
In fact, this incentivizes people to use less intrusive DRM on Impulse: Capcom being the best example- they use Securom everywhere but Impulse, where they use GOO.
Quick question: On Dragon Age, is the DRM not finalized yet or is it not using DRM?
Also i don't think Impulse counts as protection, it's just a means of paying and downloading really. It's not DRM by itself.