Originally Posted by Luma
I believe you are missing the point entirely.
Having back ups of the download is all fine and well but what if the only edition requires activation and the company is no longer around? Your 3 backups are now useless as you can't activate it upon installation. Boxed media normally does not require this activation.
Also those who can't get broadband (still many millions of houses that can not get any type of broadband)
I would much rather get a boxed copy.