i don't understand. what's the point of this whole thread?
1) to produce new software for old machines? that's something that people does in free time with little to zero marketable scope, just for fun
2) to prodoce old software for new machines? same as first point; moreover the drive to do something should be the drive to do it good.
3) a generic rant on how the amiga should be alive and well? well it shouldn't as the users evidently have express their preferences in a different way. of course that it is largely not their choice as probably a different Commodore (or another company for the matter) during the years could as well be still delivering new smart Amiga-like hardware today. with the accent on "smart". as the things are not so and presume they could be changed on a whim, without substantials transformations is kinda nonsense.
4) a generic rant on how much Amiga is/was alike other new/old hardware and OS? well and so what? you could as well check the differences. point is that the interfaces, all of them, have at the two extremes diverse stuff on one side, with diverse meaning, and people, with common traits on the other side, so structurally they have similitudes.
please can you articulate more clearly what's your point? thanks