I am just glad those days are dead. I hated having to go to the closet and get out the game manual for RoboSport every time I wanted to play.
That's pretty much how I feel. Adding in CD copy protection produces a worst of both worlds effect. Plus, I play games differently between consoles and computer. The area around my TV and chair are fairly clear of debris and it's easy to just get a game from the cabinet and sit down. I also tend to play console games for longer periods of time, so getting out a disk doesn't really take a large percentage of total game time away.
Computer is different. I do work on the computer, so I tend to have a lot of books and papers around it. Due to the mess, it takes more work to get game disks out and set everything up to play a game. Plus, since I'm on the computer most of the day, sometimes I just want to play a game for a few minutes and stop. It's annoying to have to get up and grab a disk when I'm already there on the computer.