Same here; I feel that a connection with Itunes, allows my physical cd’s, and I can bandcamp download, and make my own playlists. I follow some groups on facebook, soundcloud, etc. so I am up to date on new releases.
I still buy CDs, then rip them to all my devices. It helps that I’m still collecting music from the '80s and '90s.
I like CDs because I still have most of the music I bought on CD going back to the '80s. A few have bit-rotted but most are fine. My oldest CD is Herbie Hancock’s Future Shock, pressed in '83 and still perfect.
Memories when we used to burn cds.