Between everybody and their new online pass idea (also see Batman Arkham City and their shafting of gamers with an online pass for a single player game) - which can also expire, even when the game is bought new (see the Neogaf thread about Need for Speed), Ubisoft and their terrible "always online" DRM, EA outright banning customers from their playing their games at all for posting on forums, to "DLC" being a key that unlocks content already on the disc (Namco) and *everybody* chopping up their games and putting different content at different retailers so nobody gets the complete game, we've seen time after time after time that game companies are absolutely determined to screw people over. That is *indisputable*. The more that becomes digital, the more companies are going to put screws to customers. That is a fact.
This whole "digital is bad" thing is not just about my preference (although I do prefer a disc).
Digital goods are about control, and the more that is sold as digital, the less rights that we, as consumers, have.
So you can sit there and preach on and on and on about how difficult it is to make a physical release, but the fact is I can still go out and find games I missed that are five, ten, even nearly fifteen years old. With digital, there is no guarantee I will be able to do that, because it costs money to store stuff on servers, and they are only going to store what sells.
I am willing to support XSeed and other companies like Atlus and Aksys as long as they continue to do physical releases, but when things go completely digital, I am going to pirate the BACONBACONBACONBACON out of those games, because you don't own digital goods, and I'll have more rights with a pirated copy than a copy I paid for.
And don't mind Shizuka. He's just snippy because he wanted to add me to his friends list and I rejected him.