Absolutely. No disagreement there at all.
But because the kit is mysterious to them, they're willing to spend
money to get it and explore it.
Same as people are now actively seeking late-era fast 486s and early
Pentium-era boxes, for Win9x gaming. A lot of games didn't make the
transition to the NT-based Windows era, and for them, period kit is
the best way to play them.
I personally think it's barking but then I am not much of a gamer.
Are you feeling old yet?
Nah, I'm used to it.
486 / early pentium computers have their own support challenges, both
hardware and software. The skills differ from the XT era PC clones and
such. This is definitely a vintage era of it's own, I call the GUI era to
differentiate it from the WWW era that followed it. The broader GUI
vintage includes all Windows/MAC, Amiga, NeXT, SGI desktops made for home
use, desktop publishing, mouse-driven applications, LAN comms, and before
widespread Internet communications. The GUI era would have its origins in
the 70's but it's heyday would be 1985-95.
To that end, there are some tough to find GUI era items that were trash 10
years ago that get a lot of $$ on Ebay now. Color adapter for NeXT,
certain Soundblaster cards for thr 486 PC, first gen Pentium 60/66
machines, Working / complete and functioning Novell network demos, BE
boxes, MAC Ivory systems, etc.