I've been collecting retro consoles and computers for the past 3 years, though I have a history with a lot of the machines in my collection that goes way back to my childhood. Even though I have tried to leave this part of my life behind several times, somehow I always return back. These retro systems have some kind of spirit the modern PCs do not have. Hard to explain, but thats how I see it. I have acquired a number of commodore machine and have enjoyed opening these machines up and digging around to see what made them tick (which I would never have dared do with my full-priced consoles back in the day when I was a kid and $199 was a fortune.) I also incredibly enjoyed cleaning and restoring them to as new a condition as I could, fixing old controllers, replacing worn cartridge connectors, stuff like that.
Well, that's my retro story in a nutshell. I'm glad to be here and look forward to going even deeper down this rabbit-hole, trying to keep 35+ year old computers and consoles running.