I spent about $150 on the original game boy when I was around 8 or 9, of my own money earned from cutting grass and washing cars (yes, I was an employed sprog) and after about 6 months of the shittiest games alive coming to a K-mart near me, I realized I wasted my money and never looked at a gaming device that small again. I was pissed when the old GB dropped to $80, when the color version came out at $100, and when the SP came out. I remember hand-printing a sheet with all the cheatcodes and level tips to my games and laminating the sonofabitch so I'd have my shit at the ready (no gamesharks back then). I had my time invested. But Nintendo didn't come through and I abandoned the project. Now they have good games for the GB, but they market them like Miss Cleo? Fuck that noise. I guess that's what the kids want nowadays.
I'm going to go have a glass of metamucil and be wizened and outdated now, I reckon.