It's not laziness. It's just common sense to put something that you might need to use in a convenient place. Keep keys by the door, buy a house with a built-in bathroom, keep your discs near the player, keep the player near you. Seems only rational to me.
Personally, I don't touch my PC except to turn it on once every few days. I don't even have my optical drive plugged in. I only use it to install Windows anyway. But if I was of the persuasion of swapping discs regularly, I really would see no sense at all in moving over to my PC's base unit to swap discs. We did that in 1996, because there was no alternative. Now there are, it seems kinda pointless to stick with the old ways.
And I do find it amusing that I got three replies to my post. Is it really that
radical an idea, or are you guys just that
adverse to change?