I see what you mean; I guess my opinion has been affected by multiple people I've talked to (or overheard in stores) being willfully ignorant re: Blu players being backwards compatible. I agree that DVD players & DVD's being cheaper & readily available (than Blu players/Blu disks) have a lot to do with "John/Jane Q. Public" not embracing the Blu format more readily. Streaming is also a huge factor as well. As I've mentioned multiple times on this forum, there are many out there who have no DVD/Blu player(s) and stream exclusively. Typically, I see this in people in their 20's/early 30's - i.e, they didn't really grow up with physical media to any great extent, so don't see the value. Conversely, I grew up collecting CD's, and later got into DVD's - and much later, Blu's. So, even though I've been streaming since 2012 in some capacity, I still prefer physical disks.