Really enjoyed your casts this last week. Just a suggestion, but if you want to understand the thinking behind this nasty change to cod, then understand the CEO of IWhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Kotick
"If it was left to me, I would raise the prices even further."
" Kotick later stated he tries to promote an atmosphere of "skepticism, pessimism, and fear" in his company and, "We are very good at keeping people focused on the deep depression."
So all those modders who got employed to develop the game, guess how much they enjoy being there now. Perhaps they will do another split. Like the one from EA which was the start of IW
"In 2008, as reported by Forbes magazine, Robert Kotick received nearly $15 million USD in salary, benefits, options and incentives for his work with Activision Blizzard, of which $899,560 was his actual salary."
His behaviour towards his own people and misconception about the cod community speaks volumes about his knowledge of people. Talk of sentiment for the community which helped cod develop, is just not part of the equation.
If mw2 were to fail, or there were significantly reduced revenues, then something might happen.
Its all about money and that is the beginning and end of what this is all about.