Not sure what you're responding to here. It doesn't seem related to what I was saying. The currency is irrelevant, I can't buy something they aren't selling in the shops here.
Ah, I misunderstood you a bit. I see your point. My first bullet was about that the service is usually overpriced compared to prices at my country, either the last known or current. Common sense tells me that if game X used to be available a year ago here for price Y and now it's available unpatched on another service for Y+$5 or being sold in another country by that service for Y-$2, it's more expensive here.
You said it depends on where I'm and I said no because Steam blocks me from purchasing if I'm in different country than my card is tied to (personal experience).
I guess you meant if I was in Netherlands, I would have had an access to different resources (brick stores, games, and prices). If I lived in US, Steam games would have been a cheaper option for me. However I'm not, so I related it to real situation and real limitations.
As for your second part regarding games only available digitally, I admit I ain't probably in a position to answer in an informed manner. Too old to be boxed - I purchased two and they were in very raw, unstable state, so I avoid such games there and rather wait for GOG release. Only digital - I made one exception, Alan Wake, which was overpriced too compared to later GOG's. Meaning is that I don't really follow prices of these types of releases there.
If Steam is better for StingingVelvet than other similar services, good for him. It's not for me, as being a part of "people", and I wanted to say why. Not everyone has same experience.
I would say even more:
- If you like Steam, it's ok, but don't make 100th topic about it.
- If you don't like Steam, it's ok, but don't make 100th topic about it.
Enough is enough.