I don't really miss them.
I actually did set up dos on a new laptop I had sometime in 2003.. Dual boot with XP! :-D
Tuned the emm386 memory block inclusions by hand and was able to load everything high after selecting the blocks and load order for each driver by hand.
After I did that I realised:
1) why do I know how to do this
2) why am I doing it in 2003
Dosbox gives you cd stunts^Mst^M without having to get your hands dirty. :-)