This... I am not sure but I think there are a number of people, even here, who think they own anything because they play it on the PC.Out of curiosity, what's the last physical PC game you bought that didn't also require an online account (Steam, Origin, etc.) to run?
PC gamers haven't really been given a choice of digital or physical for a long time now.
Yes I know GOG, even purchased some games there, but those are very old, and GOG is a site with the specific motto of no DRM, hence limited.
Even in the 2000s your CDs had to be activated and shit, once those server are gone, so was the chance of installing the game again, this I know personally.