Yeah, I got my PS1 probably 18 months after launch and it still works flawlessly. My PS2 is from launch and it's a little shaky. I've gotten the Disc Read Error thing three times over the years, but all I needed to do was follow the directions that are on the internet to fix the problem. It's actually really easy to fix but most people won't want to bother/don't feel they should have to bother, which I can definitely understand.
My GC and DC technically work flawlessly, but I still have a complaint regarding their designs, especially the DC. I feel like both of these systems were too sensitive to disc scratches. I know it's my fault for scratching my disc, but I feel like the PS1 and PS2 were better at reading slightly abused media (although for some reason the PS2 hated scratched purple-bottomed PS2 CDs). Has anyone else felt this way or am I just crazy?
Oh yeah, I never owned a SNES, but my Genesis requires way less blowing than the NES. Can anyone compare the Genesis with SNES?
Edit: Long live HuCards! I never had a problem with them
My Top 5:
Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid 3, Shenmue, Skies of Arcadia, Chrono Trigger
My 2 nex-gen systems: PS3 and Wii
Prediction Aug '08: We see the PSP2 released fall '09. Graphically, it's basically the same as the current system. UMD drive ditched and replaced by 4-8gb on board flash memory. Other upgrades: 2nd analog nub, touchscreen, blutooth, motion sensor. Design: Flip-style or slider. Size: Think Iphone. Cost: $199. Will be profitable on day 1.