I'm sorry but how can I have a discussion with you if you intend on calling Steam a monopoly when even you admit it isn't? It's clear you're trying to make Valve look extra "bad" by coloring your descriptions with false labels. Then you make claims like "happy with the old status quo:" as if you're uninformed Valve has been transforming the Linux gaming landscape that, if you ever tried to play games on Linux only a year ago and wanted to fully switch but couldn't, you're head would be spinning. They're not just sitting around.Could we try having a calm discussion about EGS just to see how it goes? I can state my own personal opinion. Context: not really played on PC outside of Football Manager in the past, which I played through Stream. Mostly a console gamer, in the past both Nintendo and Sony but nowadays only Switch.
EGS is trying to build of the success of Fortnite to setup their own PC store front. The current market leader, Steam, has such a big share that you might as well call it a monopoly. For now Steam does most things really well despite having a monopoly, and most users of it are happy with the old status quo:
So right there you're coming in here with two false statements and asking for a calm discussion. How am I supposed to approach this here? Then when it happens every other page in a thread?