I don’t think so, I defend Epic on this issue, however, this is off-topic LOL
I think you have to focus on the pros:
EPIC STORE: Epic is a huge company trying to make people to buy games on their brand new store, which In a very short time, has accumulated about 30 - 50 million active players, their store is not filled with so many tools as Steam/Valve, but Steam has been in the market for 15 years, they top 120 million active players, but they are a monopoly… their store is crowded not only with games, but apps, music, software, it is like a trash market right now, and indie developers have cero to no chances of making money in there after years of working their games, once you release a game, sales drop drastically after 1 month, curators are the scummiest people you can find and even threat developers with bad reviews, review bombing cause sales to go flat line and developers are charged with a 30%+5% royalty, the only way to get noticed is if you have a massive budget or heavy marketing skills, and even If you do, their logarithm is always fighting against you, believe me, I have experience.
On the other hand the Epic Store is brand new, it is the “IT” thing, it´s becoming popular, but that is also happening because Epic is investing to promote the store and every new game, either AAA or Indie, they do not discriminate like Steam does in terms of promotion, Epic is not crowded but even if they were, every new game is displayed on top or becomes free for some days, people is able to find you very easy, there is no negative reviews, everything feels positive, they do promote you in a very nice way, because they know that every game counts, sadly I don’t think they are accepting too many games at the time, and that’s why developers prefer Steam, as long as you have an Ok game, you are In, while Epic feels like… you already know that you are going to be rejected if your game is not AAA or an already popular Indie, which is really sad, but at least they only take 12% versus Steam 30%+5%, If you ask me, I´ll rather sell my games on Epic than Steam, like 100%, I love Epic, even if their store is not as developed, at least I feel that If I have the chance to sell in their store, my game will be seen, while Steam is prioritizing AAA games only on their frontpage, Steam prefers 5 year old AAA´s than your new cool Indie game, and if you are an Indie developer, they don’t care about you, but I believe that´s why Epic is actually going to be the king in less than 5 years, if they play smart.
UNREAL ENGINE: I feel like I respect every decision made in the past, like, if tomorrow they decide to remove both Chaos and Apex, I know that they are doing it because they found a better solution, and why? because Fortnite uses Unreal, they have to improve the engine, there is not any question about that, and if you are not a C++ guy, guess what… AAA companies are now hiring Blueprint experts, cool, and UE4 became free in 2014, so nobody has that many experience, making you feel like a noob, this is a great time for UE4 developers, trust me.
MARKET PLACE: As a designer you have the chance to sell your products, however I think the biggest benefit is for indie developers, If you work alone, having so many assets available, is fantastic, they might not be perfect, not game ready (most of the time) but you don’t have to pay thousands of dollars and most importantly, you don’t have to loose time making some assets, that might only be a decoration in your game, as a AAA company, it is also good, you can produce a 7 year game in 3 years or less and belive me, they do use the Market place and Quixel, there is free products every month, and high quality assets at decent prices.
FORUMS: If you have used Autodesk Maya, you know their forums are dead and buried, you ask a question and you might get 1 answer in 5 years; in here I feel like we can actually have a conversation, you get replies every day… I love it.
So, overall I think Epic games is like a baby already running and jumping, I feel like they do not have enough personal for the grow rate they have, but you just have to wait to see it grow in a good way, the real strength of Epic, is in the indie community which is already tired of Steam. and for that reason I celebrate Epic, I have seen a great deal of progress in the engine, I just wish that the Epic Store becomes as equal accessible for selling your Indie game, as the engine already is for Indie development in the near future.
AND, if you need destruction, just be patient like me.