So let me understand this: various state BMVs (DMVs) around the nation have adopted these new drivers license policies that are supposed to enhance security (they don't explain for whom security is to be enhanced) and contain all sorts of useful gateway information about the owner (which will come in handy to anyone who steals it).
The new licenses are to be processed offsite from the BMV (DMV) -- so no more waiting until the last minute to go get yours renewed.
After a wait that varies from days to weeks, depending on your luck, your new super-secure one will be sent to you -- via the not-so-super-secure U.S. mail.
What could possibly go wrong? Nothing ever gets lost (or worse, "mis-delivered" to some inconsiderate a$$#^!% who doesn't have the decency to put it back in the mailbox) in the mail. Nothing ever gets stolen out of mailboxes, either.
-- There is an important difference between the small number of people who CHOOSE to receive their new license in the mail vs. REQUIRING EVERYONE to take that same risk. --