It wasn't my fault!
I was too young really. I'm only 21 now, so when it was released in 1982, I was only 1!
(That sort of makes sense, but the electron was released in 83!)
I was pretty much influenced entirely by what computer my uncle handed down to me after he'd finished with it, and he never bought a C64, so I missed out on that one.
To be honest, I think it was the appeal of the others (BBC, electron and Amiga) as computers not just games machines that got him to buy them.
But it was really the A500 that got me into games.