The problem I have is I cannot find many local retailers that still stock DVDs or BluRay. Those that do seem to be clearing their old stock and don't get much new release stuff in. Another thing I once expected, that hasn't happened, is re-releases of old TV series on bluray, as one disk could hold quite a lot of episodes, in their original format. There are a lot of old favorites I would like to add to my overcrowded shelves.
It is quite disappointing that so little is being released on bluray or DVD, and the availability of both new and old releases was pathetically small long before Netflix came to my country. Regional locking makes it risky ordering disks online as I need to trust that the disk will play on one of my devices.
Maybe DVD availability is different for you murcans, but from NZ it looks like the premise of this article has things backwards.