Seriously, this was almost funny when the whining started, but arguing about the rationality of said whining... wow.
If there had been an official reply to this, there wouldn't have needed be this much fuss over the whole thing. Instead it has only been flames about how ungrateful people are who even consider seeing this some other way than a perfect act of generosity.
I don't think it *is* this way, but it's easy to get the impression that Stardock were waiting for the "idealists" to bully those who think different to silence.
Here's what I would have wanted to see:
"We made this giveaway to celebrate a great occasion. It was not our intention to make anyone feel left out." and maybe even "we will consider other ways to celebrate occasions like these in the future".
With this, I will drop this topic...