I replied earlier about this but although not a "friend" my mum and dad visited this weekend. She bought me the A500+ when I were a lad.
Anyway I showed her the Amiga 1200 in the spare room that my parents stayed in - which she noticed straight away. She was well impressed with the Compact Flash card as a Hard drive and how quick it booted.
She said "I remember you wanted one of those", yeah cos in 1992/3 it was the best thing eva. Why did I have to wait until 2009 to get one!!!