As lame as it may sound, the scratch-resistant and antistatic coating applied to Blu-ray Discs are fast becoming one of the biggest reasons I prefer Blu-ray to HD DVD at the moment. I'm probably just amazed as some of you are right now reading this post going, "Oh, my God! This guys is nuts!" But I have to tell you after receiving two copies of The Game from Amazon, both of which were finger-printed and scratched at the factory, that seemingly inconsequential feature of Blu-ray Disc is really factoring into my buying decisions. Of course, the fact that the only way you can currently output 1080p/24fps is on a Blu-ray Disc player may also be affecting my purchasing habits, but damn it if that coating isn't the bee's knees. I have a feeling I'm alone on this one, but I just thought I'd share my oddity with everyone else.