Personally, I don't use D&DB or the other online options, nor did I ever personally have a problem with D&DI (which I suppose you are referencing). A couple big differences in the current setup, I would wager, are the lack of monopolizing by one tool (you can get official 5E material on D&DB, Fantasy Grounds and Roll20) and that the books are not really at a disadvantage to the online versions (given the light nature of the rules and avoidance of errata).How things have changed. A few years ago WotC was pilloried for offering a dnd Beyond sort of subscription service. Now the exact same thing is touted as the better option.
Irony tastes great.