The steinberg site there was a user survey
The questions are internet relatid and if your willing to download programs that are from 500mb to 10 gb and more.
At the moment its only things like drivers ,plugins ,audio loops ,sound sets that can be download direct
from the steinberg site.
I am not sure but reading the qeustions the first thing that comes to mind
I think that steinberg whants to make software like cubase ,wavelab ,nuendo ,halion sonic , halion
direct download from the steinberg site.
The reason why is its just easer and cheaper for steinberg Whil this make it easer for poeple to buy there products. On the other hand direct download ,don’t have to go to the store. steinberg already dropped the manual on cubase ,wavelab ,halion the next step is dropping the box and the cd
A few example of componies ho do this direct download of there software:
Blizzard (starcraft ,diablo) , Apple (lion ,mountain lion ,app store) ,Steam (games) and more
Personally iam ok if this happens as long if i can redownload my software that i purchased. or place the download content on a usb stick ,cd ,or portable hard-drive.