I have 2 LG DVD burners in my PC, bought in 2005... I use them a lot. I can assure you there are still a lot of people using Optical drives. Watching Movies, playing bought music.. yes some people actually buy CD's instead of downloading it, making DVD backups of important files, installing games, yes some people actually go to a shop and buy games instead of downloading it. Sony leaving the optical drive market means.. oh well.. no more sony optical drives..