I think this is a fairly common occurence.
I certainly read and contribute to EAB etc more than I play, but a lot of that is down to the fact I'm at work and I can hardly fire up my Amiga in the office but I can always have a peek at the web.
In my unemployed days it was a lot different.
EDIT: @gimbal - I'd say 3 years old definitely isn't retro but 10+ years old is a safe bet, in my opinion at least. But that's another discussion entirely I think