I'm not much of a PC gamer. Yes, I may not know how to build a computer from scratch, or how to mod, or host servers, but what matters is is that I am a gamer period. In regards to the whole Modern Warfare 2 fiasco for the PC, I wanna give my two cents.
I think it was a bullshit move on IW's part. All they saw were dollar signs and nothing more when they were asked (or threatened) to make a sequel to a sequel. They didn't even care if the game was just a rehash with a few new guns, perks and tweaks. As long as it sold a sextillion tons of copies, they were happy.
Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think Activision had a huge influence on what IW did with Modern Warfare 2. They probably sent Activision reps to the IW development studios to make sure the game was going to release on time and make a profit. Notice how I left out making sure the game was good, gad a decent length, that it was balanced, etc. Despite what you may have heard, there will probably be another Call of Duty next year. It's Activision, for Christs sake!
(this picture never gets old ....)
Now onto IW basically taking complete control of what gamers can play and cannot play. Great way to alienate the core fanbase, eh? You see, when PC gamers are given the option to build maps, control servers and mod the gameplay to their will, that tends to give the game a longer lifespan. Thanks to IW, now that they have taken away dedicated servers, the lifespan of Modern Warfare 2 will be severely short since there's only so much the gamer can do.
Finally, about the people who boycotted Modern Warfare 2 yet bought it anyway ........ really? Are you all THAT spineless? Did you feel obligated to buy it? You had a choice on sticking it to IW and telling them you wouldn't buy their console port, but bought it anyway. No one was holding a gun to your head! Yes, I know there are some PC gamers and console gamers alike (like this one) that decided to not buy it or bought it and decided to try to mod the hell out of it anyway, and for that I congratulate them. For the rest, practice what you preach.