As a little kid playing whatever I could for 25 cents a pop, I never cared about owning a game. I just wanted to play. As I got older and finally got an NES, I wanted to keep as many games as I could--even if they sucked. And I wanted to beat every single game I played before moving on to the next one.
As I got older and got my own money, I bought more and more games and machines each generation. Eventually owning more games than I could ever dream of beating.
Now, as I'm older, things have almost come full circle. I have my digital collection but all I care about is being able to play whatever I want to play. My collection of maybe thousands of games mean very little to me. On any given day, I look at decades of collecting and there's just nothing I want to play. I can see myself eventually giving streaming a go. One day.