I'm with Drusus on this.
I'd sworn off Ubisoft for over a year because of always online DRM but the steam sale sucked me in to buy Assassins Creed 2 recently.
The day after I installed it the headlines were full of stuff about how Uplay had left a backdoor open so anyone could come along and take control of your PC.
When I tried to get the patch from Uplay it was ridiculously unhelpful
As long as they don't have their games pirated they are happy to let all their customers have their bank accounts emptied, id's stolen and PC's added to giant botnets.
Well from now on even if a game is free from Ubisoft I won't touch it.
To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women.