Regardless, I like to have everything in one place and that place is steam for me. At this point I dont consider steam DRM, but technically it is so it makes sense all GOG games would have nothing on them including steam keys.
I'm all for having games in one place, don't get me wrong. =P Steam is
DRM, like you said, it's just one form of DRM that we don't mind having at all because of all of the pros that come along with having a game on Steam.
You know you can just install them and add shortcuts into Steam, right? My biggest gripe these days is that I can't do that with Origin stuff and I have almost no friends on there.
Steam shortcuts are useless, and only serve to add Steam's social aspect to the game which is linked (screenshotting, messaging, overlay, etc.). The reason why Steam games are desires, is that Steam gives us a nice, organizable library which we can use to manage our games, and my favorite feature which is that it eliminates the need for manually installing/updating your games (I don't consider "right-click -> install" to be manual) or dealing with the Windows Control Panel for uninstalling games, which can be very slow and wonky at times.
I only download stuff when I want to play it. I then delete them when I'm done. Having games on origin, ubisoft, gamersgate, gog, impulse, etc has just led to me forgetting I even bought the games. I've since to buying most/all games on steam.
While I should
follow this rule, I don't unfortunately, which leads to a bunch of clutter and a 1TB HDD that's currently 99% full.
While I love Steam, I love GOG even more, and I definitely don't mind having to deal with manual installation/updating because GOG gives you valuable (IMHO) extras, if you're into that kind of thing. To eliminate clutter, I use a ridiculous spreadsheet to catalog all of my games from any DD I purchase from, from Amazon to Indievania. It's absurd to even have put in the time to make such a thing, but I honestly find more joy in catalogging/buying games than I do playing them (yeah, I know; wtf is my problem, right?). But this may just be because I spend hardly any time actually playing my games.
GOG... Buy a game on steam and throw it on a flash drive and give it to a friend...