I was in love from byte 01 but recognized it as a laborious process attempting to wring the last bit of juice out of limited machines. The day I first learned about direct assembly language is still etched in my mind. How amazingly fast I could write to the screen now!
And the grayscale! The glorious grayscale! I was no longer limited to 2 colors. I now had 6. Four beautiful shades of gray!
It has been a wild ride over the past 15 or so years, watching technology grow. User interfaces have progressed to a point where using a computer can now be a genuine joy. We are no longer severely burdened by machine, input, or bandwidth limitations and have such amazing power dripping from our fingertips.