Quoted from CrazyLevi:
Gimme a break. People are gonna keep doing this. I have no idea why, but they will. In the end, if these MMR games are any good this will all be forgotten and people will just fork over the cash for the next carrot on a stick.
If MMR delivers, and I believe it will, I think you would be right if Rick did the preorder thing again. However, Rick has said that the next game will be announced just prior to production. So even Rick is over the preorder model!
I think the preorder model from unknowns and unprovens is essentially over, but there will always be those select few who will continue to pay up early.
I'll never preorder again. This ordeal has been such a drain. I barely care anymore. I have no idea when I'm getting my game. I thought that paying up in July would put me at the top of the list but it didn't. If JJP offfered me a refund check tomorrow I would probably take it.