My internet name is OrangePylon. I've been playing video games since the early nineties (when I was, like, five). Up until ~2004 I was exclusively a console gamer, because I never really had access to what I thought were "gaming-capable" computers. However, when I started getting into PC games I went straight for the thrift shops, flea markets, and bargain bins for older and obscure stuff, and I love picking up five or six unique old games for the price of one newer generic shooter.
I appreciate the magnitude of time, effort, and money that goes into creating a game nowadays, but I think the soaring development costs are having a negative effect on the amount of experimenting developers can do. There were more risks taken in the older days of gaming, and as a result there are a lot of unique and interesting interactive experiences out there.
This is why I appreciate what GOG is doing: making these cool games more widely available in a way that's second-best to owning the original box (hell, in some ways, it's better). The lack of DRM and internet authentication means that I can keep playing my games even if GOG's servers get hit by a stray comet. I really appreciate that.
Someday I'd love to see GOG maybe expand to older console and legacy computer games, stuff that's very hard to get. But for right now, the fact that GOG has the games that it has now is a godsend to me, and I'll be buying from this site quite a bit in the near future.