Well, for some it is present. Myself barely using floppies in last 10 years. The reasons are well known: low reliability - old disks, drives, not possible to get new ones. And I would add factor of price. SD cards, Flash cards generally are now cheap, and can hold thousands of floppy images.
One of main features of my improved TOS 1.04/1.62 is Virtual Floppy. It is little similar to Floppy Image Runner, but can much more with less RAM.
I made little demonstration YT video where can see how it works - with image mounting utility SW in early stage.
But it can much more: can use very large pseudo floppy image files, even over 20 MB size, where can place multiple floppies content. And all it can work on machines with only 512 KB RAM - well what normally works with so much. I will update this thread soon with more details and features. Need more supporting SW.
And new release of Block Out: http://atari.8bitchi.../B/blockout.php
4 versions available - for 4 diverse medias .