I feel for you.
I remember being on dialup and (as I've said before), getting hooked on adventure games when I downloaded a demo of Grim Fandango.
As I recall, it was 50 megabytes and took 'all day' to download. And to make matters worse, my connection broke two minutes before the download would have been complete.
(Broke probably isn't the right word but you know what I mean.
I was so intrigued (and stubborn) that I went for it again and got it this time.
I love Grim still but I sure did hate dialup!
Charles Cecil makes a good argument for digital downloads in this YouTube interview
I suppose the advantages to a developer like him should be obvious even to those who, like me, love to look at their game boxes.
Recently, with the trouble I've had trying to play games I have on disk, I've become more and more a convert to digital and especially games from GOG which are 'fixed' before you get them in most cases, particularly the old games that wouldn't be playable on a modern computer without GOG's help.
And GOG updates their games when necessary, which is a great thing for a dummy like me.
Not to mention they're DRM free!
I love GOG.
Fingers crossed, they never change their policies or their dedication to gamers.
Btw, if you wonder why I type the way I do, I'm a firm believer in two spaces between sentences to make text readable.
Fat chance of making any website agree with me so it's one sentence a line.
I said I was stubborn.