The Atari 8's many of them have nasty keyboards keep that in mind. I hate the keyboard on the XEGS I have (very similar to an ST) although i have fond memories of the 800XL's keyboard. Not sure about the 130XE but imagine similar being of the same vintage as the ST and XEGS. Someone else can comment on that keyboard.
Keep in mind that there are a number of useful kludges, such as Transkey II, that allow XEGS users to use PS/2 (or perhaps other) keyboards. I use one with mine, and it's a great improvement. I get that OP isn't necessarily going to want to mess around with obscure add-ons, but the XEGS shouldn't just be limited in thought to be "crappy keyboard" A8 model, especially as it's got lots of room in its case for mods.
I have done such ridiculously idiotic things with my past Atari computers that I am simply too ashamed to admit them. Every, single piece of my current collection is going into the casket with me when I die.
What regrets? Flash/SD storage developments have granted me access to the majority of the A8 library (and especially the European library) for the first time and make using these machines much easier. And modern game development is amazing! This is a golden era of A8 computing.
I have to put in a plug for "Omniventure" from the November 1984 Antic as well. I don't know what it was about that game, but I spent more lunch hours plugging away at "Dinoventure" than I can remember.
1. The Lynx has one of the smallest libraries that I've seen for a system that sold in the millions. That was certainly true during its commercial life, and, up until the last two years or so, maybe only one finished game was finished per year...and let alone put onto cartridge and sold. There's definitely a hunger for new product.
2. Success breeds success. The Zaku team has done an excellent job of promoting not just their game, but the Lynx as a whole.
3. The three Lynx products you've listed -- Wyvern Tales, the McWill mod, and SainT's cartridge -- are unique for the Lynx. There's simply no competing product to cut into sales.
4. The Lynx has an excellent reputation even among people who don't like or play Atari systems, and people will play it if they're given a reason to do so. I think people still get more excited about new product development than they are about discovering brilliant, but dated product, now matter how wonderful experiencing Klax for the first time might be.
I still want to play Ninja Gaiden III for instance, so I'll order that one soon. Likely add Fat Bobby to it
Correct me if I'm wrong please, but are you thinking of backing out because you can't make youtube videos with the Phoenix or is there another reason you need to capture footage? If it's a youtube thing, just film the tv. In a case like that it's perfectly acceptable.
You know, I love not being a vlogger/having some channel as I can just play a round of Pepper II on my S-Video modded system and not give a damn except anything but enjoying myself (and this isn't a dig at those who do, as I watch you guys).