A NES was in my life since before I could remember. I burned untold amounts of daylight on the SNES all the way through the 1990's. Both consoles pale in comparison to what consoles are a capable of now. Yes, some games managed to be timeless, like Super Mario World and Link to the Past. But pretty much everything else is just eh by today's standards.
In other words, I prefer to not actively view the world through nostalgia goggles.
The NES was solid state with no loading or installs. Checkmate.