DRM only matters when it comes to what is actually installed on your PC
And where exactly is Steam installed, if not on your computer? On your heart on your very soul, maybe?
Facetious, sure, but really you're relying on Special Pleading for your argument. It's not fundamentally necessary to have a proprietary client for downloads, they do it for a reason and that reason is to control your downloads, and the initial install, something a browser does not do and which is not necessary for steam to do either. Hence it's DRM, management of your digital rights.
If you had to download and install the SecuROM client to download and install games I guarantee that would be regarded as DRM, not just as a delivery method, yet the only change from what steam does is the name.
Nope. Sorry, you are still wrong. It literally does not matter what has to be done to get the files to your computer, DRM has never ever meant anything to do with delivery at all and has only meant what is on the game itself. It has only been Steam haters that have decided to invent a new definition of DRM so they can force Steam into it and claim it is DRM, is you guys that are going for the special pleading by inventing a new defnition of DRM to include delivery method. Even GoG is controling your download by making sure you have rights to the content, hence using your logic GoG is now DRM because they are controling your downloading of the game. You cannot have it both way which is what you are trying to do.
GoG is to managing your digital rights, by making sure you can only download what you have the right to, hence DRM, but no reasonable person who actually knows what DRM really is would ever consider delivery method and needing permission to download a game from servers as being the same thing as DRM, because DRM only ever concerns what is actually on the game software itself and never about the delivery method. Is Steamworks CEG or any other DRM on the game? No? Then it is DRM free, therefore Steam cannot be DRM cause if it was then that game would not be DRM free since it would also have Steamworks CEG on it.
Till you guys get on board with the correct terminology of what DRM is, and actually fight the proper battles, in which you currently are not, then the war against DRM will never be won.
So get on board with the proper terminology and usage if you actually care about this stuff, otherwise continue to hit your head against the wall when the industry is looking at what you are doing and realizing you have no idea what you are even talking about.
So get on board or get out, we don't need you hindering the battle against DRM.