@doppelgamer: Thank you. It really would need revision, maybe cull a few, add a ton. Haven't been here in so long, though. Feels weird.
And well... I can appreciate a classic and still wish it would be updated. It's not all attention span, though if it's the only game you have (not the fifty or more one gets to sit on now for the same price) you were willing to put up with a lot more and learn its "language" or whatever.
I was replaying the old Wasteland recently and was irritated by a lot of the unnecessary keys that get you from menu A to menu C. I don't remember feeling that way at all when I first played it... in addition to it being the only game to mess with at the time, I wonder if games used to feel more like toys back then, these amazing things that computers could do, so you were happy to jump through a few extra hoops because the functionality felt huge. Now we're used to it and demand a bit more.
Not to turn this into an essay, but I think sometimes this demand is misinterpreted, and we wind up getting stuff that's over-simplified. Yeah, this could very well turn into an essay...