Well, I try to look at it this way – positive community engagement got a PC CE for every market it could; originally there was NO collector’s edition for PC players at all, and now at least some people have the opportunity for one; unfortunately, it does appear that (for unknown reasons) the CE can’t be done for the North American market for PC players. I am of course crossing my fingers for a miracle, but I personally don’t blame IOI or even WB, at least until we know more about what was involved in that decision (which, we may not ever learn, sadly).
An earlier theory that I still stand by is that GameStop likely doesn’t want to add a PC SKU for CEs now, and since they have exclusivity on the provisioning of CE SKUs for this title, they can just say no, and WB / IOI has no legal recourse to do otherwise. Given that when you go to the Amazon UK page for the PC CE and see that it can’t be shipped to the U.S., that smells of exclusivity contracts.
And of any forum on the web, we should understand how serious Contracts can be. badump tss