Steam's DRM was not applauded right out of the gate. I remember a time when EVERYONE loathed it and I'm not exaggerating. It took YEARS for Steam to get where it is now so comparing it to what Xbox was attempting is moot. Microsoft was just being greedy and that's coming from someone who's backed Microsoft on several occasions. I can understand what others are basically stating here, as those which are pre-built are hilariously overpriced.
thats not 100%, like I explained before Valve are aming for pepole who want to be PC gamers but don't want a PC not for pepole who already have high end PC's also not everybody on Steam has a high end PC, I mean I'm on Steam every day and I have a crappy lap top that runs Vista.