I'm not sure if or how much this has been discussed here but interested to hear what people think regardless. So I have been AFK for the best part of 6 years. I have maybe logged a handful of game hours in that time. Now that I'm back, of course one of the first things on my list after installing Windows is to download and install Steam, then Counterstrike:Source (out of habit) then CS:GO. Needless to say a handful of other games followed suit. Before complaining, my memories of the platform are some of the best as far as being sat at my desk are concerned, I installed steam way back, served my time with Half Life, Counter Strike and all of the sequels since. I was delighted when other titles became available on Steam and even more delighted when it became the huge platform it is today. The best times I had were playing CS:SOURCE on servers (like the CPC server!) that I found with a good community, on several occasions myself and friends would host our own servers, public and private, it was great playing for hours, chatting away, quite often becoming very friendly with some of the people we met. Holiday sales were always awesome, we would all chip in and get several copies of the games we wanted, another great social endeavour. However, fairies, pixies and wonderful meadows of flowers aside, I come back to Steam now, install CS:GO and immediately I am bombarded with micro-transactions, buy this imaginary key to open this imaginary box that MIGHT have something imaginary cool in it. ... Something you would expect on a free mobile game or free MMO. But hang on a second, I paid full price for this game, I've paid full price for every single one of your games, loyalty much? Delving further in, now Steam is full of games with micro transactions, it's full of free MMOs and a big topic of discussion with my partners parents at the moment is the adult content being allowed on Steam recently, now for me this is no big issue (being an adult, quite possibly a heathen too) but their youngest son is severely (is that ok to say?) autistic and something as simple as this to you or me is likely to cause an issue, and from what I gather he's an avid Steam user himself. So I suppose the question is, has living under a rock for all these years left me backwards thinking, confused and prudish whilst the rest of the world has moved on or are some things just moving in the wrong direction?