Nope. Won't buy anything that uses it. And yes, I actually would've bought Assassin's Creed II.
I own the original Assassin's Creed on steam and absolutely will not buy AC2 while it has DRM like this. I own loads of games and I'm happy to pay for games, I think people should be rewarded for their hard work.
They're simply making a product that I don't want, there are other games I could be buying and by lowering the quality of their game by introducing features that put me off, I'm going to spend my hard earned money elsewhere.
I'm not making fun of anyone just of the situation, these little sessions we do here and on other forums around the net get us nowhere when people cave and buy the game anyway but by all means please continue the chest thumping.
In the short run you may very well be right, but the long term damage is potentially quite significant, everyime this happens it drives more people towards piracy, it's like marketing for pirated games.
Haha yeah it's a hilarious farce what's going on, but it wont be in 10 years time when basically no development studio can make money because they've taught an entire generation of gamers that pirate versions of their games are better than the legitimate copies. That's going to be an incredibly hard thing to un-teach people.