Originally Posted by ArrowMk84
I'd rather download the game than have yet another useless case to store, but my only experience has been with Steam. Are there any gotchyas with Direct2Drive (namely, intrusive copy protection, limited reinstalls, etc)?
Patches. The developers have to make a seperate patch for D2D versions, and most of the time, it takes a much longer time for them to come out. Sometimes, they're even non-existant. So you're left with a buggy game that won't even get fixed, ever.