I don't even use an optical drive in my new PC, and it had nothing to do with a supposed 'FAD'. I wasn't even aware that it was common. I chose to go without one because I've genuinely not used the opitical drive in my main PC for years. I buy almost everything digitally - and don't mind waiting on sales. I don't need to rush out to buy all the newest titles, so there's no actual saving on buying retail. Not to mention I don't want my space taken up by DVD boxes / CD's etc. The rare time I do use optical media, it's to rip onto a storage drive on my file server before being put away in the loft. Optical media for many is just becoming out-dated, and not just because of supposed laziness.