I end up giving this speech about once every three months or so. Pre-ordering was a necessary evil a few years ago. It guaranteed that when you go to to a store, they'd have a copy of the game for you. That really hasn't been an issue of late, but people continue to pre-order, and they continue to be disappointed by bad or broken games. By continuing to pre-order games, we're reinforcing the bad behavior of the developers. We're in essence telling them that we don't care what the game is like, as long as we get it on time and on day one. Pre-order bonuses are one way companies keep you tossing money in, and those need to go too.