Until a year or so ago, I lived in a town where the nearest comic shop was an hour away. And circumstances changed to the point where I wasn't able to go to the one that I had a pull list set up as often as I wanted. So, I had to turn to online ordering for new comics.Don't be upset when your local comic book shop goes out of business. I go out of my way to have a TPB/HC pull list from my local shop cause I appreciate the fact that they exist. If you don't value that, then, yeah, go with Amazon or whomever.
Then, when I did move to an area with several comic shop options, I continued with DCBS, because it was still a better deal. Somehow, all of the comic shops in the area were still out of the way of my normal travels, and still ended up being sizable gas expendatures.