As OneShotDead stated, he played on 8 bit micros well before the Amiga as well as myself, and i must concure that i do not have as strong a feeling for those earlier gaming experiences on the Atari 2600, CBS Colecovision & C64 ( well the C64 is damn great
) as i do the Amiga. I was using the Amiga in my late teens and 20's, which again like OneShotDead stated is hardly my youth. The Amiga had something more and in my opinion it may have "something" to do with age, but it also has alot to do with the spirit of the scene back then which is rather lacking today. Yes there is still a scene out there in other areas but its hardly as communal or creative.