They really should offer an offline demo or something. This "get in line, you might get a trial key that will let you play for one week starting now" is not enough, I barely have time to play anything, the week would be over before I even got to starting the game the first time.
And that trial will be usable for how long? No doubt it'll expire before I get to it, like the previous ones (yeah, I actually registered once during one of those, and yes, it expired before I got to play).
So you can stop whining and making wrong assumptions.
And I'll add to that, start ponying up the cash to financially support one of the very few publishers who dares to publish on Linux. I don't even like HoN as a game, but I pre-ordered to support S2Games. Of course, I absolutely love Savage 2, so I also wanted to support S2Games on a more personal level in the hopes that they will either improve Savage 2 or create Savage 3 at some point in the future.