It sounded that way to me because you used a Saxon genitive: “Steam’s”, it came across to me like establishing a hard connection between a problem and its cause.
I believe there is value in determining who’s at fault, though: bad devs shouldn’t be getting a free pass because Staem so bad GabeN greedy stop eating man (that’s not satirizing anyone in this thread ofc, I just find that routine hilarious).
I don’t think trjp is actually a Steam fan, given he’s got a lot of posts where he is extremely critical of Steam, and I’d guess a far greater number than the pokes directed towards GOG.
That said, ‘the industry wants it / the people want it’ was kind of a weak argument in this context, although still retaining some truth to it.
As far as RPSforum (more or less) regulars go, rather than true Steam fans, you’re more likely to see people who are disgruntled at GOG and CD Projekt. It doesn’t help that proponents of GOG can be fairly militant (their attitude often reminding me of some hardcore Linux fans), while the Internet at large seems hell bent into entering the hate hour, whenever Steam does something new or different, regardless of the actual merits and consequences of their actions.
Defending rich successful companies is silly, but the stream of bile that is often directed at Steam makes me feel like trying to restore some perspective to the debate, give back Caesar what’s Caesar’s and all that.