I remember in the schoolground pecking order, the Amstrad CPC owner would look down upon the ZX Spectrum owner whilst the Commodore 64 owner would spit on both!
and the MSX user would spit and step over all of them
I used to hate the Speccy because the MSX had lots of direct ports from it, not using the superior MSX power. Because of that, we had a crap version of Double Dragon, a crap version of Toobin, and a crap version of lots of other cool arcade games.
But today I don't hate it anymore, it has lots of nice, exclusive games like Akira said, and I have grown up and now I know gfx doesn't matter at all.
But the MSX still is THE 8 bits machine
8 Bits Enough !