So, you want this upcoming game. This game that you've waited nine years for. You've got your money, and you give it to a respectable online retailer taking preorders for the game.
The natural assumption here is that you'll get the game on release, being that you've paid months in advance. Since you can preorder at stores and pick the game up on the day of release, this isn't an unreasonable assumption.
Somewhere along the line, however, you get fucked over. Instead of getting the game in the mail, you get a nice email from the company. "We've shipped your order! It will arrive in a week!"
I DIDN'T PAY MONEY FOR A PRODUCT THAT DOESN'T EVEN EXIST YET TO GET IT A WEEK AFTER EVERYONE ELSE HAS BEEN PLAYING IT AND RUBBING IT IN MY FACE THAT IT'S THE BEST GAME EVER
I DIDN'T PAY MONEY FOR THE PROMISE OF A PRODUCT I'VE WAITED YEARS FOR JUST TO ADD ANOTHER WEEK TO MY GODDAMN WAIT TIME
I DIDN'T PAY MONEY FOR THE PURPORTED "GAME OF THE CENTURY" JUST TO PLAY IT NEXT CENTURY
I PAID YOUR MEXICAN LABOUR A YEAR'S WORTH OF SALARY FOR THIS GAME
I AM TRYING TO THINK OF ONE REASON WHY THIS IS EVEN REMOTELY ACCEPTABLE
WHY EVEN BOTHER PREORDERING IF I CAN'T HAVE MY PRODUCT FOR ANOTHER WEEK
THEY'RE LIKE HEY WE'VE DISCOVERED A CURE FOR CANCER AND ARE BUSY MASS-PRODUCING IT, BUT YOU CAN PREORDER IT AND HAVE IT DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR
AND YOU'RE ALL LIKE FUCK YES I TOTALLY HAVE CANCER AND WOULD LIKE THAT SHIT CURED
SO YOU PAY IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR LIFE-SAVING MEDICINE AND PRAY YOU LIVE LONG ENOUGH TO GET IT
FINALLY THE DAY COMES
THE FUCKING COMPANY TELLS YOU YOU HAVE TO WAIT A WEEK
AND SO YOU WAIT A WEEK
EXCEPT YOU CAN'T
BECAUSE YOU DIE OF FUCKING CANCER
OH FUCKING WELL
TOO FUCKING BAD
YOU SHOULD HAVE ORDERED IT AT CURESTOP