The value of compatibility hinges on the savings. If we're talking about $100, yeah, I can keep my old PS2 around for when I am Jonesing for some Wipeout action. If we're talking $10, then I'd prefer the convenience of one machine in my living room.
Competence, like truth, beauty, and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder. -- Dr. Laurence J. Peter