Call me pretentious, but I like The New Yorker . Despite the fact that every time I submit something to them, they reject me. I’m sure it’s not personal; after all, they’re The New Yorker —the last bastion of culture and civilization in this uncouth world. Or something.
The major advantage I can see to the hard drive is 1) no swapping discs needed and 2) you get a portable hard drive. Granted, it’s quite a bit more expensive; the true decider how future updates (which come at a cost of $20 per DVD for the DVD set) will be handled. If it’s a free download, then you’ll probably save money in the long run. Until, that is, you run out of space.