Which do you prefer?
Whenever I go to Wal-Mart, I still see PC games for sale. I mostly do prefer a physical disc for games. A disc is yours forever, to play whenever you want. The discs playablility isn't tied to an Internet account, an Internet account which may or may not exist in 10 years.
There's something about physical media I simply like better. Like I said, the disc is truly yours. Physical media is something you hold in your hand and put on a shelf, so you get a more personal attachment to it over the years. Physical media is something special and lasting. I have some original Xbox games, and even some Game Boy Color games still. They can all still be played.
Steam is very convenient. It takes up no space in your room. It also has lots of cheap games. So, there are advantages and disadvantages to digital distribution and physical media. A main disadvantage to digital distribution is an Internet connection is necessary. A disc doesn't require an Internet connection.
Do you prefer Steam or physical disc?