I cannot help it if players expect that companies will never bend to pressure properly applied, or that they are pushovers or apologists. If they would have bothered to better document the intention to add any sort of marketplace addition, we would have known that they have been working on it prior to the release. Therefore, it wouldn’t be such a surprise to buyers of the game, and we would be less interested in the matter.
GB and 2k both made trivial mentions of it prior to launch, so they were remiss in a responsibility to explain all factors of the product. But, what is done is done, and it is now our job as consumers to apply all required pressure to ameliorate the problem. Even if we knew beforehand that it was coming, it is still our job. Choosing to accept all such decisions is submissive, and mischaracterizing the positions of others as being nothing but a function of ill-preparedness is ignorant. And we all know “Ignorance is not a simple lack of knowledge but an aversion to knowledge, the refusal to know, issuing from cowardice, pride, or laziness of mind.” - Karl Popper
Karl Popper also said “No rational argument will have a rational effect on a man who does not want to adopt a rational attitude.”