Originally Posted by revel8n
Exactly! It works well enough for DLC, Expansions, & PSN games, but for full games it should never be forced. The option would be nice to have, but people would need some serious hard drive space and internet bandwidth.
The enthusiast would likely not have a problem with hard drive space, but it might become cost prohibitive to the masses if they were to buy only D/D Retail Games. Then there is the issued with monthly download allocations from ISPs, with one game, some people will hit their bandwidth caps (20/30GB/mo). Until ISPs get with the times and allow generous or unlimited bandwidth schemes then I think D/D will be seriously limited in how large it can get.
But for me, its comes down to having a hard copy and transferability for trade ins, selling, & borrowing/lending with friends. As well, it means hands off for the seller, they can't revoke your purchase like Kindle's ebook issue a while ago. With digital distribution, I don't think we'll have that choice.
Here's hoping for more physical media in the years to come.