They shouldn't have removed the feature in the first place. They should have had a group dedicated to hunting down the cheaters. If they didn't want to do that, they could have asked the players to do it. Most people are more than happy to tattle on those who tried to cheat the system.
Same with the used game issues. Why don't they just form a contract with used game sellers so that they make a profit for every used game sold? There. Problem solved. Of course, they could always just make the games $20 cheaper. $50 is expensive for a new console game, and I'm barely willing to pay $40 for a handheld game. The prices are kind of insane. Especially since there are so many $50 or $40 games that are complete trash.
This is reminiscent of Freedom of Speech. God forbid we limit that in any way shape or form when it comes to doing it in person in the name of religion. "We can't do much about hate speech when they're yelling it out on the streets." is what I hear in response to stuff like the Westboro Church or other entities.
Yet when it's out on the Internet it's, "Terrorism!" somehow. Like saying something in text as compared to out loud is somehow inherently different in meaning.
It's interesting to see how people automatically shut down and act defensively in silly ways as soon as they hear any word associated with fear. Maybe we should stop calling it Terrorism and start calling it what it is. Sad.
The Internet is simply another avenue of human expression. It should not be limited because to limit it would be akin to limiting ourselves. Limiting access to the Internet simply because Terrorists use it is like saying we should discontinue Welfare or Medicaid because there are lazy people who abuse those services as well.
It's nice to see their ideals in action, what with all the "No apologies" I mean, who wants someone to be sorry for their actions?
Certainly arrogance is quite becoming of them, real attractive feature right there. Let's just all start inconveniencing everybody and not apologize for it! I mean, nothing bad could possibly happen to anyone as a result of being a complete and total asshole.
I actually like the concept of having fans edit and proofread. If you host your book as you write it on the internet, and then have others read it and tell you how to make it better, it usually helps you improve your writing. There are a lot of sites for this actually, and most help you gauge how popular your book will be among a paying audience.