I was mistaken in my statement that my 10-day trial lasted only 7 days. I was in fact presented 10 days to try the software, but was unable to get the game installer working for the first 3 days (by no fault of my own, methinks).
I retract my allegation that Blizzard is a ripoff artist. I’m disappointed that my trial began when I created my account, not when I first played, but somehow I think most people don’t have as much trouble as I did installing the game. I’m unaware of their refund policy for days where users cannot log in (which, in my experience, was most days) so I can’t comment on whether subscribers truly get what they pay for.
Now that I’ve uninstalled it I’m not motivated to go through the ordeal of reinstalling and patching the game. The trial was sufficient to prove that this isn’t the game for me.
Well, onward and upward. Too bad Prey doesn’t come out for another 2 weeks, and that the demo for Titan Quest was so average and boring. Feel free to leave me a comment with a suggestion (on a game to play, not where I should stick it for badmouthing your favourite game, fanboys).