How is D2D today? The last time I purchased stuff there, there was a limited time only that I could download my purchase, and a limited amount of times I could do it.
Same - I've bought a game or 2 from them in the past. You download the full game as a zip or exe if I remember right and I remember it being a limited amount of downloads or timeframe. Very happy to hear if I am wrong, though.
because they wont match any sales
Yeah - that's the only thing that could maybe make this appealing (but really just for direct2drive customers). And even then, I'd prefer to keep my games on steam and impulse... all they would be doing is matching a price I can get somewhere else - not actually saving me any money. Then having to take the time to contact their support and hope they'll give me the discount (in store credit, so I'm actually spending the "savings" from the start). Still not sure what the benefit is though. This would work in the magical scenario where direct2drive is charging $60 for a game and I find it on steam for $50 even though its not on sale... which I'd assume is impossible - anything other than the retail price is on sale, right? I guess the real challenge is to find any single game where this offer would apply. I can't think of any examples...
At any rate, fire their useless marketing/legal department.