I will for sure not buy this game. IW ways of handling this issue, with a big silence towards the PC community on the official forums, (on which there is some lesser intelligent posts as a result of anger yes but also some very good post making perfect decent arguments) is nothing short of a discontent towards potential costumers and in fact also a pretty big ***** you to the community as I see it.
They will force PC players to play the game like they have balanced it and the way they wants it to be played, making a PC gamer into a console gamer and I would not be surprised if they will have the nerve to demand pay for DLC down the line either.
Neither will I be surprised if the next IW COD title will be console only.
I am happy to see that PC gamers are not such push-overs though and I hope the boycott will lead to some heat at IW, though I as we all know it will sell huge amounts on consoles and also probably a decent amount on PC for players that wants to get shafted by developers that do not understand, or want to understand PC communities.
And I also read about the possibility that Rage will not have dedicated servers which of course is bad if it is true, and do not even get me started on Dragon Rising, 'Consolemasters' have f'cked up so much with that release it seems that their official forum is on fire with negative posts, and also mind you banning members and deleting posts that compare it with ARMA II. CM will I hope and think take a massive hit on that title, a sorry excuse for the name it carries, and Dragon Rising was probably rushed because they saw they could not compete with MW2.
I am as others putting my money towards other titles, and I will not let IW get my money for COD4 either that I planned on purchasing.
I hope that PC gamers at least gets a bit more critical towards the industry, because the last month alone has been a real eye-opener.
Sad thing is alot of console players do not even understand why PC gamers are angry that the dedicated servers are dropped for MW2, I guess they do not know any better, well many of them anyway, cause they have been given a narrow mode of playing all the time since the beginning, they should cry out for dedicated server too.