I think its hard for any platform besides consoles and windows/mac pcs to have decent video games made for them because they are too dam expensive to produce anymore. The cost of getting into game publishing these days is very high because of all the artists and tools needed.
I know the europeans have a slightly different idea what is a good home computer because the spectrum, atari st, and amiga were alot more popular in europe then they were in the US. I'm not sure if it was because of the cost of home computers, or just a different style.
Is anybody following the commodoreone project? That system will sell well to the c64 geeks because it looks like its 100% compatible with the c64 but with quite a few up to date features plus its not priced out of the geek market (anything under $300).