His response is pretty interesting. My main problems are: 1) Which players exactly did they talk to? and 2) It's very obvious that LL has the "If you build it, they will come" attitude--how it is he can make the statement "This was a very difficult decision given the strengths of both companies, our long history with Decipher, and the considerable investment that many players had already made in the existing games." and then in the very next sentence say "In the end, we felt we had to do what was right for the fans in the long run, knowing that our decision would not be well received by everyone." is beyond me. That just doesn't make any sense if he took the "considerable investment" into account.