^I think the same, sorta.
What the Amiga platform really hurt, was the long absence of hard disks.
No serious user was willing to play that disk jokey game for long.
Heck, even the ancient Sinclair machines had an alternative to floppies, the Microdrive. 😀
The only serious Amigas were the A1000 and the A1500/2000.
The A2000, however, was designed in Braunschweig (?)\Germany and didn't get much love.
And the A1000 was outdated, rare by the late 80s.
(By the 90s, the Amiga platforms was mainly used by fans, IMHO.
Not much professional/business software was released for it anymore. Except for the audio/video niche. )
While the A2000 series was being recognized as a work horse, it also was being criticized for being an ugly "PC" by its community.
Well, until the 2000s when eBay flourished.
Ironically, though, the A2000 was akin to a properly done A500.
It could be upgraded with expansion cards and HDDs, even.
By the end of its life, the A500 got an external HDD, but it was of little capacity (20MB) and very expensive.
Also, not all games and applications supported HDDs.
Someone had to use JST (WB 1.3) or WDHLoad back then.
I can't help, but the Amiga community always makes me think of that famous ancient quote :
"For whoever uplifts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be uplifted"
Considering how often the Amiga community in the past used to make fun not just of other computer platforms,
but also their users, mildly said, I can't help but feel that the downfall of their platform provided a bit of justice here.
Edit: No offense, though. I think the Amiga platform itself, minus a certain part of the user base, was quite facinating.
Especially the software side, which games rarely used, though.
I'm a bit sad, that the original Amiga OS (Worckbench 1.x, Kick Start 1.x) was discontinued
- it was technically very interesting, not to say outstanding for its time.
I mean, the use of that Tripos Operating System as the base (for AmigaDOS, *link*),
the BCPL programming language and the timeless blue/white/orange color scheme.
By comparison, the latere 90s releases were rather boring. C and Assembly. Meh. 😢
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