Thank you for the feedback thread.
It’s entirely understandable why the Game Launcher has been added, and most of those reasons are completely immune to the feedback against it. I understand, it sounds like an “easy win” for making sales and cross-marketing with more freedom than Steam allows.
I don’t think it’s a very effective strategy, and it’s probably going to be more annoying than malicious, but that’s the company’s business, not mine.
I do see there is a big absence in not including a button for the Testlive client separate from the main CE button. One of the few genuine-rather-than-cash arguments for a launcher would be to encourage easier and better use of Testlive by the community.