Atarifever wrote: I can tell you for sure, there are affordable parts available for pretty much every system ever, and I have bought or seen most of them and the build quality is often incredible (or garbage, depending on price point you want). I got a replacement 32X to Genesis cable there, and he has others left. You can get the fantastic A77, N85, and S91 controllers there, but you can also get third party replacement VMUs and Fishing controllers for the Dreamcast. It is 2016. Tech is cheap, 3D printers exist, the internet lets you order anything, and geeks are running the show. Nothing you ever need will not be available in this hobby ever again.
It is a nice world for this, isn't it? I stumbled over one of those 3rd party VMUs myself, and it struck me how great that was. Now will someone build me a nice new C64 for a $100, and I'll compose a haiku for you in gratitude.
Happy New Year to you Atarifever, and to all the forum, and my all our tech worries fade away like smoke from New Year's fireworks!