That didn't come out of nowhere. Epic came in using the most antagonistic methods possible and their CEO has repeatedly stoked the flames of war. This whole EGS thing honestly reminds me so much of the current Brexit situation, and I think that's why I'm so frustrated with it. Basically you have a non-perfect but incredibly well-establishes status quo (the EU/Steam) being suddenly challenged by a newer, highly-antagonistic faction who wishes to completely disrupt that status quo (Brexiteers/Epic) for their own personal gain. That newer challenger mixes the legitimate issues with a whole bunch of overblown lies/hyperbole whilst getting both 'lower-folk' (Indies in this case, I honestly can't think of a better term) and money-focused elites (major publishers) on their side with promises of mass-prosperity. For us regular folk there's a arbitrary line being drawn in the sand that, frankly, very few people actually gave a shit about before, and that line has created a division and animosity between people that will likely never go away because it's a war that nobody can actually win. It's just so incredibly frustrating and I'm sick of these artificial crises being drawn up by those who are so very obviously just out for themselves.