Hopefully Sony takes action and removes it. I purchase most of my games new anyways (with the exception of the only 2 games i ever bought used being Demon's Souls and Pokemon Stadium 1) but I've seen some ridiculous sales on used titles and it holds me back on picking up certain games because no online pass is a $10 difference.
Activision is the surprisingly lesser evil when it comes to online passes, especially given the popularity of the Call of Duty brand and how much its shared and distributed in Used Game sales on local classifieds.
I guess they don't mind and prefer having free access for brand strength or something.
EA could just put Origin on every EA console game, have a one time use serial number for every game they sell (just like a PC game) and boom, used game sales destroyed without any need for PS4 or Xbox 3 DRM tech.
His usage fits the literal dictionary definition just fine (a prominent or conspicuous part or characteristic), it's just that the commonly accepted usage of "feature" is usually meant to describe something as being desirable. It's just so rare to see people describe something that is considered universally negative to be a feature.
GOG doesn't really compete with the rest of the DD platforms, they have their own niche. There's some overlap with indie games and CDProjekts stuff, but the main focus for GOG is still like the name implies, good old games.