Did I say I agreed with it no I didn't and no I don't but that's the reality we live in now where you have a choice to accept corporate greed or not. We do live in a world where DRM is protecting nearly all aspects of the digital entertainment industry.
All my current PC games have been purchased through Steam with the exception of maybe 1 or 2. I have over 70 Xbox 360 games so don't lecture me about how it used to be in the old days. I used to own a Commodore 16 not a C64 or even a 32 and before that I was playing ZX Spectrum or a Apple 2e (I think it was that I absolutely loved Taipan). I've been gaming for a very long time and am older than the average gamer.
No one forces you to buy there stuff however they are well within their rights to dictate how you use their intellectual property whether that be a game, movie, music or anything else if you don't like don't buy it. It really is that simple. The OP is complaining about something that has been the norm for quite some time but it's not going to stop people from playing their games and at the end of the day if you don't want to pay for it there are other means of getting to play these.
So stop complaining about it get over and accept the fact you don't own the software, you didn't make it and you certainly don't decide on how they protect their profit margin and start worrying about whether or not your going to be a moaner or put up your (I'll be nice here) hard earned cash buy the game for yourself and play it or not put up your hard earned cash and decide whether or not your going to play it or not.
Lastly we are talking about a game here that has produced some pretty average if not damning player reviews too it won't be long before this game hits the bargain bins anyway (edited to add that you can now pick up the PC version brand new for less than $50). I installed the game and played about half way through then unistalled it myself as really couldn't see myself wasting more time on it.