Re: Depressing reading this comment section
"You are of course correct. They should have alienated the 90% to appease the 10% who likely wouldn't have turned up anyway."
Nice attempt to twist my words, but that's not what I said or implied.
My point still stands, Microsoft should not be making efforts to alienate ANY attendees of GDC. At an event designed to foster open discussion amongst "all" industry professionals, anything which discourages attendance or participation by any member of the industry is counter-productive to the whole aim of the event.