-DRM is here and here to stay. Don't like it, be a pirate or buy a console.
-Doesn't take any longer for games to load for me. If anything it's faster due to not waiting for a disc.
-Daemon tools is garbage and interferes with other applications
-Mods work just fine with Steam. I can't think of any mod-able game that won't work in Steam.
-There is some crap and bloat with Steam that isn't needed, that I'll agree with.
-Retail games = disc, plastic, cardboard and other wasteful crap that isn't needed.