I've noticed that a few of us were Amiga owners back in the day, so I figured maybe it was time for an appreciation thread. And being as I started this thing, I'll guess I'll go first. My first Amiga was an A500 back in the late 80's. It only came with a measly 512k of ram. I remember buying the 512k upgrade and doing the soldering so that it would act as an extra 512k of chip ram. At the time, 1 megabyte of memory was considered a lot (especially 1 meg of chip ram). I remember thinking that I couldn't imagine ever upgrading the thing to 9 megabytes (which I believe was the ram limit at the time). It came with one floppy drive, which meant that the first upgrade was usually another floppy drive. Equiped with 1 meg of ram and 2 floppies, the thing was an incredible game machine. I remember playing games like Shadow of the Beast, Lemmings, and Sword of Sodan until my hands started hurting. The games for this thing were far and above anything else at the time. But the Amiga wasn't all about games. Thanks to some great music programs, making music was easy. Add the fact that the sound chip gave you 4 music channels in stereo and you had a pretty powerful sound creation and playback tool. Graphics were also an Amiga strong point. Thanks to Deluxepaint and the HAM (hold and modify) mode, you could create fantastic graphics with up to 4096 colors on-screen at once. For the time period (the 80's) this was unheard of. And let's not forget the Videotoaster. If you remember watching Babylon 5, you've seen what the Videotoaster is capable of. I stuck with the Amiga for a long time. I eventually upgraded to an A1200 with the built-in 40 meg hard drive. But thanks to Commodore's total lack of smarts, the Amiga died in the 90's. I eventually sold all my Amiga stuff around 1995 I believe. But to this day, I still haven't found a PC that has given me as much joy as my trusty Amigas.