I went from a Node 2i back to CD’s. I even tried sending the signal thru an external DAC, but it never approached the sound I get from CDs. Like the vinylphiles, there’s something tactile about reading the CD booklet and seeing what artists are playing on the track.
One thing I will say about streaming, it was great for screening discs before I made the decision to buy them. Still do that with Amazon Music. It’s saved me some money a couple times.