To be fair, this is really because you're still doing stuff like buying PC retail.
*says the man who just bought TES Anthology*
...speaking of which, you seem like you'd know this, MysterD. Do the disc versions of the games in TESA have disc-check after installation, or anything else obnoxious?
I don't buy much from Retail anymore.
But, let me re-iterate this and make things crystal clear:
ALL NON-GOG Versions of Two Worlds 1+2 from Retail and Digital are stuck w/ this Homebrew DRM.
So - yes, the digital Steam-version + Gamersgate-version - they still have that Two Worlds series' Homebrew DRM crap wrapped around it.
I don't have TES:A PC from Retail, so I can't speak on it.
Someone else would know better than me...