I really miss having no choice. There's a real frisson to those moments when you lose the remote control under the sofa, or the wi-fi network packs up. You might have to watch something you don't like, or even something that you have no opinion about yet. Losing the remote is a scary rollercoaster of possibilities.
HMV was what you did because you always have. The function HMV ended up performing was either reminding you what to listen to on Spotify or buy from Amazon later at a cheaper price. It is sad to see a musical institution close but the closure of HMV is just another consequence of a change in musical trends.