Why is it that anyone that dislikes Epic's approach is labelled a Steam Lover and/or Epic hater? Is it not a legitimate point of view to see Epic's client scrape the Steam's Friends List file without permission as distasteful? I think it is. Folks that make excuses for that kind of behavior only invite more privacy eroding code. In addition, if Epic really wants to challenge Steam, then offer a better experience and put in the hard work to get there. Enticing new Epic users by saving them few keystrokes by scraping a Steam Friends List is weak sauce. It's like leeching off of another company's work.
I don't mind having more than one launcher. The competition is good. I use Origin and that's fine. But I never saw Origin take these kind of tactics. I'm glad I paid $10 more and bought Exodus from Steam before Epic paid off the developers. Something about Epic's brute force approach to finding their way onto the desktop space without building a better mouse trap to begin with turns me off.
Yes EPIC could do better and I believe they will. Scrapping friends list. I am not really sure what that's for but so far it hasn't really pissed me off with friends contacts or used the info in any manner that would annoy the crap out of me. I am sure steam wasn't built in a day either. Steam is a work over the years and yes its great but it desperately needs competition. If they were taking my friends list and using it to annoy the shit out of those people and targeting them without permission then yea I would be pissed.