While there are more and more people getting into retro gaming, and for good reason, I have been getting into retro gaming and computers for a different reason.
Hardware and software hacking!
You see, back in the day I was fascinated with the possibilities, but I knew we could not afford for me to do anything with the hardware in case I damaged something.
Even the paperclip reset trick on the Commodore Vic 20 was way off limits because of the number of people who shorted their machine out.
Now I have the disposable income, and a little bit more electronics knowledge, so it is less of a risk.
Of course, I don't have unlimited funds. I am sticking to extremely commonplace machines like the Commodore 64 and Gameboy.