As you don't want this thread to deal with the drawbacks of downloading I won't go there, but I'm not downloading a game unless it's freeware.
I don't care for the boxes so much, especially not the big ones, but I do want to be able to replay the game at any time without having to ask permission to anyone.
And I do want to keep on borrowing games from the library or buy used games, things that are impossible with download
only games (ai, I promised not to do this).
So if they find a way to offer an immediate (not later) 'no strings' download
, I'll still prefer the DVD-case but I probably buy it if it's the only way.
Unfortunately, if the choice would be to pay for a download
game with activation or have no game, I'll choose the last (I have other hobbies as well