Now THIS is why I totally have DRM and boycott pretty much all games that have any kind of DRM that involves me having internet connection. What happens ten years from now? There are some games that might be worth playing even then but I can't be sure if the DRM servers are going to exist. And even if they do exists, something could go wrong like has happened here. Something can go wrong on the server end, or something can go wrong on the user end - the latter seems more common though.
At the same time, pirates enjoy games with none of this hassle and with no fear of not being able to play the game ten years from now.