You brought this game from CNET? I don't believe CNET sells software.
Other than that I am having a hard time understanding your post. You purchased Starcraft 2 and now it is being offered free? What is Standard Edition?
You say you want to complain. Have you tried their Support page?
Or perhaps their Online Forums?
I don't think CNET is the proper place to post complaints.
I see you have posted the same complaint as a comment in this Crave Article.
I am so disappointed! It is certainly a misleading consumer strategy the one Blizzard currently has.
With Starcraft 2 - what are the Authentication Key and the DVD worth for? I paid for a copy that now can be downloaded for free!!! My Standard Edition is of no use now, because you actually have to continue paying if you want to continue playing --even the single player campaign! I seriously never thought to get this scam from Blizzard.Where can I get my money back? how can I file a serious complaint? I DON'T THINK I WILL BE BUYING A PRODUCT FROM YOU GUYS EVER AGAIN, after being a fan of the original Starcraft for years.