I've tried to embrace digital distribution. Steam gets a fair bit of cash from my gaming budget, on occasion. Every so often, however, I hit the local GameStop for my latest impulse purchase. Each time, it reminds me why I don't like digital distribution - I think I may start buying all my games from the box retailers once again, and here's why.
To my fellow geeks - don't decry the visit to your local gaming store. I view it as part of the experience now - chatting the latest games, getting advice from sales reps who know my game collection, and just generally getting to chat with folks who have the same passion that I do is part of what makes bringing the latest blockbuster game case home with me. Buying from an e-tailer doesn't have that same magic.
To the rep at the Exton Mall GameStop - Thanks for the chat and the game recs, and I'll be sure to fill you in on Bulletstorm. To GameStop - keep doing what you are doing, and hiring good people, and I'll keep coming back to satiate my gaming addiction.