Normally I'd be outraged. I don't like features being cut, and I don't like having the crap kind of DVD player software we had to put up with in the past being on my computer.
But I'm trying to think of the last time I used a DVD or Blu-ray (yes I have a Blu-ray drive, seemed a good idea at the time I guess) in my computer.
Two, maybe three years?
Thinking about it, I'm not surprised, might as well cut the costs, as long as its passed along to the consumer of course.