Paypal is the only way to send money semi-anonymously with instant currency conversion with only the email address visible, for some people *hint* freelancers *hint* this is incredible useful and in fact, a service that with any other service would cost money.
But yes i know about Full Throttle and the like, but just because he made good games in eons past makes him no expert on good modern adventure games now. Though I'd be happy if something decent comes out of it.. but with no theme and style detailed this is gonna be a laugh if it fails to live up to the hype. This is the worst kind of hype imo, you have what, 50000 customers before you even started developing, without design documents, nothing. Theres a 100% chance at least half of these "pre-order" customers are gonna be raving flame-masters of doom on release day. "This is not what i gave money for" and so on...
Only thing i care about is Psychonauts 2 and Nexus 2 (Nexus should definitely retry on Kickstarter, but if its only via amazon payments I won't pledge.. just support)
Ps.: @ x4000
In Germany EC cards are linked to a Giro Bank Account so technically they are a debit card and credit card in one. Its just that with EC cards payment is instant. But more importantly, I'd never pay online with my EC Card or by giving away my bank account details (exceptions like the specific amazon.de system for EC/Giro account prove the rule)
Paypal acts as an intermediary between my Giro bank account and whoever gets my money. Something of vital important when dealing in non € but also something of a safety feature. Nobody who got money from me via paypal knows my bank account details. And this is why I would never forgo paying via paypal if at all possible. I can't even think of a single online purchase I didn't make via paypal.
EC means electronic cash and thats what it is. You don't pay with "future" money, you pay directly with real (virtual) money and its directly subtracted from your bank account. Its literally, a "credits chit"
Like you see it in many sci-fi games ,p