Price is up again. That is excatly the use for them.
Is online storage not the way forward?
Ritek G05 by any chance? I had an Epson Disc printer too (y) (lol)
I think this is a Great medium for long term archival storage of family photos, cheaper in the long run than cloud storage subscriptions as well!
but any person who uses good practice will have the drive backed up and can get another drive and copy it across plus over time, people will usually get more data and with drives generally getting bigger and cheaper over time, move/upgrade to new bigger drives over time, so in reference to the 15 year period someone mentioned, in 15 years, i can't imagine many people interested in data collection/backing up etc to the degree they would have a BDXL burner (as that was one of the more expensive and less available types of drives when BD burners became popular years ago) and buy discs to burn data, would not be properly backing up data on HDD and upgrading drives so over time the old data is shifted to newer drives i used to burn a lot of discs and even have a couple of HDdvd/Bluray combo drives and even i never bothered with the BDXL drives, mainly as the media was way too expensive originally and HDD sizes were pretty big and reasonably priced at the time instead of burning files to a disc to play and watch stuff on the tv, you can just stream with a firestick or android box with kodi or plex and you don't need to change discs etc