Optical media is home to much
higher quality media though. CDs have a higher bitrate than MP3s bought from any online storefront and definitely sound better....blu-rays (heck even some DVDs) look vastly superior to any highly compressed streaming or "digital copy" version.
You may want
the optical to die but you're all willing to accept such terrible compromises with regards to quality it makes me cringe.
Phil Schiller, Apple's head of marketing said:
"our customers have given us a lot of trust."
No, they just flat out tell their customers what to think and the cultists believe everything blindly.