So we've had a Wii for almost a year-and-a-half now. We don't play it very much. We're not really into new games all that much. But recently we started using it more. A lot more. And it's for two reasons: 1) We can now get "Play it Now" movies via Netflix through the Wii. The first movie we watched via this feature, which allowed us to watch on our pretty decent-sized flat screen TV instead of our laptop: "Vacation." 2) We started downloading old school games via the virtual console feature. For $20 total, we nabbed Super Mario Bros., Mario Kart and Sonic the Hedgehog -- three games with clearly inferior graphics, etc., to modern games, and games that are among the ones we played most when we were much younger.
So we've come to the conclusion that we like technological advances very much ... but mostly in the sense that allows us to use these advances for things that are already very familiar.
We're calling it "technology for the sake of nostalgia."
Do you find yourself doing this as well?
(P.S.: Since we're working a later day at the NOTC, we ran to a local store today to finally purchase ($10) the needed "classic controller" to play Mario Kart. That's us, finishing No. 1 in the first race back. Still got it!)