Different countries, different things.
Many Americans who were kids in the 80s think the NES was the best thing since sliced bread and think that we Euros missed out on a lot since it wasn't as popular here. I never had one, for example, so I can't get misty eyed over Zelda. They naturally can't get misty-eyed over Lotus II and Super Cars II.
I've chatted with quite a few who have this opinion. Americans who frequent EAB and other retro computer sites naturally do not fall under this. :-)