From: Montreal, Qc, Canuckistan
SH3 hosed one of my DVD Drives a few years back, and that was the final straw with Ubi PC games (and I worked for the consortium back then...), and Starforce like DRM : I will only buy those games when they hit the 5 dollar mark, or an up to date patch that circumvents (officially or not) the protection could make me buy it before then if I really wanted it...
Hmmm, let me think : hasn't happened yet, since I haven't bought Spore, or any mainstream PC games since then.
Matrix gets my vote, and other "indie" style devs and publishers.
With Ubi (note : haven't worked for the consortium in 4 years, things are partially change since then), it's made even worse by some doubtful internal politics regarding other people's IP and cracked software on work machines...
Another studio I worked at Montreal didn't use crazy DRM (at the time, might have changed, and they did mostly console dev by then) and also was one of the cleanest workplaces I ever worked at regarding illegal software, etc. A2M to name them by their ignonimous acronym (Artificial Mind and Movement)
Be Kind. Everyone is fighting a hard battle.