I think at the end of the day, a lot of entertainment products (games, movies, songs etc...) that are digitally distributed have these kinds of limitations (limited physical copies sold, might be revoked, online servers shut down, it's a digital download only etc....) because it's more convenient and people dont really care since by the time any crash and burn scenario comes around as they are already done with it and dont care.I’m probably younger than you, or not much older.
I push for things that don’t affect me in many places in life - because it’s the BEST possible scenario regardless of my personal view.
It isn’t that hard. It’s narrow minded AF to feel a different way.
Convenience is cute and all, but look at what the west has sacrificed in the name of it.
Problem: “We can’t expand police budget and hire more cops! That’s inconvenient!”
Solution: “more cameras, more tickets, and many times - more accidents! BIG BROTHER KNOWS BEST!”
Problem: “we can’t just wait 10 minutes to text someone back!”
Solution: self driving cars with technology to DRIVE ITSELF AWAY FROM THE OWNER IF THEY DEEM IT NECESSARY
Problem: I can’t get up and swap a disc for ~10 second and 5 whole steps
Solution: “you own nothing, your games cost more and are of a lesser quality and… LOL NO SALES BECUZ NO COMPETITION!”
It’s stupid. Competition = best possible outcome. You should care, unless your parents are giving you an allowance still to not. Anti consumer is NEVER good. Period, period, period. The way tech fans deep throat the companies cuz “muh entertainment” is next level disgusting.
On the other hand, if someone bought a microwave and the box said after 5 years the manufacturer has the right to activate a self termination feature to shut it down for good and you have to buy another, all consumers would avoid any kind of kitchen appliance like that like the plague. They want it fully working until it breaks wear and tear style because they know they might be using it daily for a decade.
As I said above, the best way for gamers to make a stand is make a stand right away and dont give in. But they always do. Everyone laughed at Obivion horse armour. But look at mtx now. it's a billion times worse (literally). For every $5 set of digital horse plate mail they sold 15 years ago, the industry has probably sold $1B worth of mtx in modern day. Horse armour was just a test and laughed at for being the first dopey attempt every gamer noticed. Gamers could had made a stand and not buy any of that stuff, but they didn't. It's the biggest money maker now where mtx revenue is more than the sales from selling the games themselves.