What type of logic is behind offering a free trial of a product, then crippling it by 60 - 70 percent? A trial is supposed to give you a good feel for what to expect, on the chsance you may choose to take the paid route.
Normally something like this wouldn't cause me to become upset in any sense of the word... maybe a bit confused and depressed at the state of society this practice demonstrates. But the fact that they've wasted a good amount of my time on researching, downloading, and installing a product that barely functions as intended, is bordering on infuriating considering what could be at stake.
Maybe the fact that it's marketed toward gamers makes them feels as if they can half-ass it like so many game publishers and devs as of late.
Well, although I am an avid gamer, you've lost a potential business customer. The only reason I downloaded the Gamer edition was due to the fact that it's the only edition that offers a trial - which in hindsite should have tipped me off to some shady - if not dimwitted practices.
Why cripple a trial version? Whoever proposed the idea, and whoever OK'd it, may want to reevaluate their cognitive abilities.