No need to be dismissive. Whether you like it or not, Steam is DRM. I also refuse to buy any game that requires Steam.
This is why I left the tech sector and went straight into finance. That along with the ridiculous job requirements (must know every language under the sun) & ageism, staying in the tech sector for the long run didn't seem like a good idea.
Still code as a hobby though
If you push the "extra ice" button on the soft drink vending machine, you won't get any ice. If you push the "no ice" button, you'll get ice, but no cup.