no, this is a basic misconception. and considering you backup any steam game that is drm free exactly like GoG games, and then run them without the steam client ever again, it’s safe to say you even “own” those/some games more on Steam than you do some places elsewhere
true, but that’s a qol feature (and ofc super easy to run when all games in inventory are drm free)
Epic is drm free (supposedly, “mostly”), but they also require you to download their client, to serve as a download portal, -again download portal=/=drm not the same thing.
think it’s been mentioned many many times before that there are multiple 100% drm free games on steam that you can buy, download, backup and ditch client forever for
-there are even multiple threads on GoG dedicated to the purpose of finding out those games and/or measures to run steamworks games “without running steam”(or less seam)
“Steam” is not drm in itself, the Steamworks features has a drm option -which is optional for devs to wrap their game in. (or they can ofc choose 3rd party drm even )
wouldn’t really say that was much offtopic (and have you seen 90% of the other thread derailment on the forum by comparison? )
-can never ramble too much on Chrono