Thats how all hobbies work .. first hits free
I've been keeping an eye for an inexpensive Falcon for years, and those two words don't go together apparently .. just as well, I'm compelled to reduce the collection, not add to it
I always worried over the comparative advantage of the straight ST machines; ie: retro is mostly for gaming, so ideally you probably want a TOS1.02 STF (larger case to handle mods, highest compatibility, no external power brick..) .. maybe even ideally the UK or US TOS for max compatibility.
An STE should be pretty compatinle, but not perfect, right? ie: They came early enough and had pretty widespread support, but some of the earlier games misbehave on the STE IIRC. IS it an issue, or irrelevent? (and I imagine any of the earlier good games have been re-released, or hacked to work on STE anyway .. especially see the hdd projects to mod the games to work from hdd etc.)
For development a TT or Falcon is tops (or perhaps a Firebee, or MiST, or ARanyM, or Hatari, or..) .. even a Mega ST* would do just fine; well, any of them will do, but while we're wanking.. might as well go for the best
So while I'm letting machines go (sniff!), I'm keeping a core; just debating.. should I angle towards an STE, or a strict ST? (for gaming.. for dev, I do have a FireBee and MiST).