Why anyone would choose this over a DRM-free disc is beyond me. Changing discs can be a hassle, but digital downloads through an account like this put your games in corporate hands, not your own. Too much to give up if you ask me... way too much.
I hate to break this to you but running software from a disk on a DRM hardened system is still DRM. And I also think too many overvalue a physical disks and carts where it is way less valuable if not junk after a few months anyway.
I am all for freedom, information privacy and similar topics but I don't think most games actually qualify the need to maintain or protect them.
Disc checks are not the same. When the servers go down you still own your game. Have fun trying to play all your digital games on a closed platform when the servers go down and your hardware fails.