1. It made me rethink how I store things.
With harddrives, you could easily keep large applications you didn't use, you could dual boot operating systems and never care about storage space.
Before the tb era of harddrives, files were generally smaller and most data was generated by yourself, so I didn't have problems with storage space then.
With ssds, you lost about 90% storage overnight (assuming your budget didn't change) and everything went from download to streaming.
I started to use backup solutions as the only place I stored things because there was never enough storage space.
2. It is much faster. Despite all the time wasted on redownloading stuff I rarely use, it was a good transition.
3. It is not as reliable. Maybe this is just my personal experiences, but hard drives never died on me the same way ssds have.
One day, I was listening to music and the song was corrupted. The drive was just gone. Harddrives usually needed to be dropped or overheated to malfunction so it was harder as a consumer to break them.