I bought my A500 in 1990 and a CD32 about 4 years later.
The A500 was the best £400 I ever spent and the CD32 was the biggest waste of £300 ever!!!
I didnt hate the machine (CD32) but it was so badly supported by the developers, I wish I hadnt wasted my money.
Ive still got my A500 boxed in the attic because I just cant bear to part with it. My old C64 is up there too.