I largely attribute this to the time before I purchased a computer bd-r drive. Before I purchased a bd-r drive, I always forced myself to watch through every new bluray disc I purchased immediately that day, largely to check if there's any technical problems/defects with the discs.
(Elaborating after thinking about it more).
(Going slightly offtopic).
I think I can trace exactly what killed my initial interest in buying dvds, back in the late 1990's.
Of the first batch of dvds I ever purchased, one was Terminator 2. It turned out my Terminator 2 dvd disk had some technical problems, where it froze within the first 20 minutes into the movie.
When I first purchased it, I didn't watch it at all until a few weeks later. When I finally got around to watching it and noticed the disc defect, there was only 3 or 4 days left until the store exchange/return time period was expired. I managed to exchange it for another copy, which didn't appear to have any manufacturing defects.
At the time, I didn't have a computer dvd-rom drive. So it never occurred to me to check an entire disc for bad sectors on the computer. (IIRC, computer dvd-rom drives were still quite expensive and the dvd css encryption DRM system was not yet cracked at the time).
So pretty much after this incident with that faulty Terminator 2 dvd disc, I subsequently forced myself to watch through every new dvd disc I purchased to check for any technical problems/defects. As a result, I hardly purchased any dvds afterward (until 2011). I didn't have the interest nor the patience to want to watch through every potential new dvd disc purchase from start to finish. Of the subsequent dvds I purchased at the time, it felt like "pulling teeth" when I forced myself to watch through every single one of them from start to finish. (These were all movies that I really liked too, such as: Cheech and Chong, Wall Street, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, etc ...).
Edited by jcroy, July 02 2014 - 06:03 PM.