First off, I understand BMS's position in that they were likely given a very limited time window to annul their contract when the change of ownership was announced, and I don't fault you guys at all for taking the position you did. I also applaud your pledge of ongoing support for all owners, regardless of the purchase channel, so thank you.
With that said, I'm optimistically taking the opposite view of the purchase of Impulse by Gamestop. Gamestop is currently a "brick and mortar" store (while not privy to their financial situation, I can't believe that online sales account for a significant percentage of their revenue). Part of the constraint of operating a B&M store is the distinct limitation on the physical space they can devote to inventory. Gamestop has taken the position that console games/equipment are "where the money is at", and so have allocated the bulk of their physical space accordingly. I think most PC gamers are disappointed at that, but thus far that's just been the way things go. Where my optimism kicks in: I like to think that Gamestop has realized the error of their ways, and is using this as an opportunity to branch out. Maybe someone finally decided that "hey, even though we can't allocate our limited physical space to niche products, the internet is infinite" and so have decided to purchase Impulse to allow them to use the stores to cater towards 'things that sell well in stores' but will use Impulse to cater towards more niche products. My vision for this, and what I hope was running through Brad's mind when he sold, was to allow Gamestop to leverage their much larger marketing and sales budget/staff to put their time and expertise towards the strengths that digital distribution offers, while still using their retail stores to emphasize the strengths of a physical presence. Hopefully the outcome will be physical stores that cater to the generations of consoles that still require physical disks, and a digital download service that takes advantage of the fact that stocking a niche product doesn't prevent you from stocking a main-stream product, and so we end up with a healthy, robust variety of options.
Now I challenge you, Gamestop, to make that happen.