Well, the primary complaint would be there is absolutely no reason to have always online DRM for a freaking GPU driver. It's a driver, requiring an internet connection to make it work is complete BS. It doesnt have even the slim justification of an OS doing that. You cant pirate a GPU, and the drivers are free, so....yeah.Don't see any issues with that when your phone does the same thing...? Mind you, I don't and won't use a cell phone.
Personally, I think anyone complaining about having to log in that owns a cell phone is quite hypocritical. But that's just my opinion.
I hate that GFE game optimizations add DSR to my desktop, and that when it does, it negatively affects system performance nearly 100% across the board...
Here's the better question, WHY should I, in this hypothetical hell world, have to log into nvidia's servers to use the GPU I bought? What is the reasoning here? The only reason nvidia would want that is to force users to upgrade older models, which the PC community, rightfully so, is not fond of.
Also, phones do not do the same thing? Believe it or not, a phone can work without a sim card. I can boot up my note 4 with no sim card or wifi and use it to run apps from google play with no issues, unless said app is trying to connect to the internet. a phone running ASOP android doesnt even need an email to run with said SIM card.
Even apple products can be run with no internet or appleID. Getting apps can be a pain with no access to the app store, but it is doable.