Actually, you are quite right, Shatterhand. The bottom line is that the most interesting development is always gonna come from the bedroom, so to speak. Even applying that to modern times, this is where UAE was conceived. And let's not forget the cultural phenomenon Napster! In fact, in the latter's case, it's ironic that the monoliths could only takeover and crush it in order to quell the public's consumption. It's the difference between being assembled by a human or a machine.
I still browse the new releases at Aminet. There was a time a few years back that I never ever missed any update at Aminet, but I am just spread too thin these days and miss a few. But it's like missing new episodes of The Simpsons...I know that one day there will be a bunch for me to go back and discover!