Don't get me wrong, the game itself is awesome, the campaign and story are well crafted, the gameplay is fun, the editor is very powerful and despite the harsh community the online is very competitive and it can be fun, even if you don't participate in ladder games you can play custom games. But much like other DRM schemes this one makes it a restricted experience. Why is that? If the game is that fun, why do I insist in recommending NOT to buy it? Because: 1. The campaign isn't complete, they divided the game in three forcing players to buy the three of them. 2. No LAN play, if you played SC1 you know how awful this is. You can only play this game on-line with friends, that means that even if you are in the same room, you will each one have to get one copy and a different battle.net account. 3. Battle.net 2.0, seems like a battle.net 0.2, there's no chat, custom map creation is worse than in the bnet other games. 4. It requires on-line activation every 30 days. 5. The game is never really yours. 6. Editor requires internet connection and saves maps in Battle.net servers, giving blizzard the means to alter, delete or take away your creations, actually other users may do so also and claim the map their own. So this means that no user-made pluggins or editor modifications are possible, and much like youtube, all things star trek, star wars, stargate, aliens etc... will get deleted everyday. 7. No chat channels.
The game is fun, but I don't like how greedy the company decisions were, blizzard was known for their devotion to their games and their players, now I only see them wanting to cash in the game, a pitty. If you don't like the non-features of the game, then I'd recommend you to keep your money, My copy wasn't cheap and it's now a casual play.