I've seen some classic board games reworked as video games--Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Risk. It's fun, and at times (as in the case of Risk) it may allow for improvements, but there's something about the real thing that is just more satisfying.
It's the same way I feel about books. I spend a lot of time online, and I enjoy reading news, entertainment, etc. on the Net, but nothing beats having an actual book in your hand: dog-earring favorite passages, losing your place as you fall asleep, cracking the spine, feeling satisfaction as you close it for the last time. The physical process of reading is something I love, and I hope that never goes away. Turning pages beats scrolling down the screen any day of the week.
So, that said, if anyone knows any good boardgames we should buy, throw me a comment. Christmas is coming and we'll probably get a game or two to play; I'm always looking for something new and fun. Let me know what you think.