obvious the fans will know about this corrupted deal but unfortunately none fans may not know about it or dont care.
M$ and SE know about the hatred and most likely anticipated it but also very possible that they think, by mentioning this news earlier, that people will get over it and buy it regardless.
time does heal wounds.
but im with you on this as well regarding business related schemes. if this keeps going on, then i also wont support a company who puts money in first instead making their customers happy.