I’ve always been interested in cash. It seems so much more personal than a pocketful of plastic and it’s certainly more versatile.
When have you ever heard anyone ask for a credit card discount? Now a cash discount, that’s a different thing and can often be obtained.
Not only that, but it’s nice to feel the weight of money in your pocket. I don’t mean dozens of coins, but just something solid and maybe a roll of a few notes. Makes you feel like you actually own something, rather than buying everything on credit, or just transferring the funds from your bank.