Originally Posted by NotAgain
A DVD drive is of no use to me in 2011.
I've drawn attention to the key words there. You do realize that you are an exception, not the rule? That's not anecdotal or speculation, there are plenty of stats out there that definiteively show that a) people in general
still prefer to buy software on discs more than downloads (and I hope you agree that a DVD is sufficient for most software), and b) people in general
still buy DVD movies far more than Blu-Rays.
Again...I'm on board that a Blu-Ray drive should be an option for those who prefer one. But the original assertion that it should just come with a BD-ROM period
, end of discussion, is just crazy. The market just doesn't want that yet.
Originally Posted by ForumViewer
People don't realize that you can do without these things. They're clinging to the past or these "what if" scenarios. Gotta get over them.
While correct, I don't think that fairly tells the whole story either. I can
keep my home movies digitally only, but I prefer
to make a Blu-Ray copy for convenience and backups. I can
download games whenever I want, but sometimes I prefer
to have the discs and/or the fancy packaging. Now preferences change of course...for example, I don't buy movies very often anymore, I just use Netflix. But even then, there are always going to be some
movies that I prefer
to own the disc. Why? Who knows, who cares, does it matter? The point is that saying "just do this instead because it's the shiny new thing" doesn't always cut the mustard.