I bought a Commodore 64 back when they were new. That's where I learned to first write programs, not just for it, but also for Apple and IBM, as I translated many of those programs from Commodore into both IBM and Apple languages. So there's lots of good memories with the C64. What was bad was the price. Think of spending nearly $2000 for a computer, including the various accessories, that had a blazing 2mhz speed, 32 kilobytes of ram (the other 32kb was for the graphics), and then hooking it up to your TV. To make it more realistic, that was $2000 in 1980's dollars, so would probably be closer to $8,000 in today's money. On top of that, a program of a size less than 32 kilobytes would cost between $50 for a game to $100 for a spreadsheet. Those prices make me grateful for the prices we pay today, along with the performance we get.