Actually, my hate for EA started during the 16 bit era when I only had the Genesis. They left all their good IPs (Road Rash, Desert Strike, Magic Carpet, General Chaos) to die and mass sequel all the ones I don't care about. They completely ruined the Command and Conquer series which rivaled Warcraft/Starcraft back in the day. They pretty much ruin any IP/studio that they buy.
I'll take the boycott part out of the op but leaving the RIP.