I like boxes and have a massive collection of pre-cd computer games, 9-10 LARGE plastic tubs full, at least 300 titles. Game boxes are great, its like strolling through 'time' looking at the progression of box art and screenshots on the backs of boxes, box inserts and promo stuff are always cool too.
If Steam would allow you to receive a box in the mail, I might purchase more titles. Just the box, no cd or anything, a printed manual would be nice.
If Steam is going to charge FULL retail price for a game they aren't having to box up, ship, distribute, pay to get on shelves, etc etc.... why is it the same price as a game that DOES have to go through all that?