Aysil -- I think that whatever you feel comfortable with is best for you.
If all hardware is in the same room, I do not see the benefits of streaming either. Indeed, when my server (uServe) was in the same rack as the hi fi, I used its spdif output. Then, I WANTED the server out of the room (as well as the nas, cable modem, etc) and that lead me to streaming as the only reasonable solution. But it works very well for me and I'm perfectly happy with it.
All of this talk of 'issues' sure can scare one off, but honestly it should not. I have played with ferrite cores, etc., and I do not hear any difference. My ears may not be good enough, or I may not have any issues to remedy. I think that most of us would be perfectly happy with the sound offered by streaming music to a high quality player.