in the past i have hated steam with a vengance, it got so bad that i quit CS and played UT basted games for a few years.
i recently reinstalled it and its pretty stable noweven remembers my games owned from 5 years or more ago. i have bought a few games with it, and all have worked flawlesly so far.
now compare that withmy impulse experiences.
i bought DemiGod online. created an account, specified an email address, login name and password. got to the paying section chose paypal, paid, intalled impulse client, downloaded the demigod game.
tried registering using the email i entered when buying. got an error saying i had enterd it wrong, tried a few more times before having to post in support asking wtf was going on.eventualy (a day after buying the game) i was told that when you buy with paypal it registers the game to your paypal email... WHAT THE FSCK?! so i finaly get to activate the game and launch it, play for a day or so single player then decide to go online, guess what happens?
incorrect username / password. thats right, it had not only associated my paypal mail with the registration, it had also somehow made a 2nd impulse accnt that i dont know about and thats what i needed to log in with (or as it turns out transfer from 1 "account which i never made and realy shouldnt exist" to the account i actualy did make, and did register, and did buy the game on.
overall this has been the single worst game or software purchasing experience i have ever had, impulse is a complete waste of time and space, i never thought i would hear myself saying this but steam is a damn site better.