No honestly I have an entire room filled w/ DVDs/CD's of Anime's and OST's from back when it was rare to find good sub groups and the quality was outlandishly horrible (think fitting 23 episodes on a 700 mb CD) and DVDs provided quality entertainment. They take up a LOT of room. Especially some of the boxsets that are oddly designed (.hack octagon boxset anyone?). Prolly doesn't help I still have some of the old official VHS release either that take up space but still. I could put other things there to display like IDK maybe actual books on a bookshelf.
I know I mentioned figures and stuff (which can take up quite a bit of space) but you can't download those for free on the internet and put them on a hd.
Also like I said before a few of the shows I would actually buy (if I ever saw a decent deal on them) were from Geneon or are are series that will never be licensed here in the states. (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and A's for instance).
And yes I am cheap but who isn't? I don't have the money to piss away on stuff I already have/can get.