Bioware... /mourn /rant
For a company that was known for some of the best games in the fantasy RPG, I just find that it sucks that they are putting out one of their best works soon (Dragon Age)... but because they are part of EA now, upon release it likely will have activation, CD locking, and other garbage that causes people to just not bother purchasing anything from that company, period. I don't care to pirate it just because it adds more ammo to EA to add more Draconian DRM mechanisms.
I think if some startup company came around that could make decent RPGs along the lines of Baldur's Gate, Planescape: Torment, Morrowind, and NeverWinter Nights, they would make a mint... this is assuming they do like Stardock Software and actually treat their customers as customers, not potential criminals.
If you want to see cool games done right, look at Origin Systems (another EA casuality) and their "interactive movies". Yes, graphics are primitive now, but it seems like all but a few games out these days can render the hairs on some zombie's arm in excellent detail, but have absolutely little or no plot.