My main Apple II is a IIgs with a CFFA 3000.
I have a II+ with a language card, an 80 column card, super serial card, and a CFFA board in case something doesn't run on the IIgs.
I also have a Laser 128, 2 IIc+'s, an enhanced IIe with 2 disk 2's (from the II+), an Apple III, and a Franklin Ace 1000.
Man, talk about nostalgia. A couple friends in high school had Apple ][s, can't remember if they were ][es or ][+s. I was always an Atari 800 guy, something about the Apples I didn't like, but I was always impressed by the room inside and the ability to slot in expansion cards. Seeing this thread and the pics sends me back to that time.
I remember watching "Tron" the first time and seeing that Apple /// that Flynn was typing on, thinking it was so damn cool. I had no idea that it wouldn't take off like the Apple ][s did. I wonder why those didn't take off, they seemed more serious and powerful than the Apple ][s.
Certainly none of those early Apples is "worthless". But there are a lot of young mindless people out there who don't know the value of anything older than 10 years (unless it's a car or a guitar) who wouldn't think twice about trashing an old 8-bit computer. But then they ditch smartphones and TVs older than 2 years so what do they know. If those old Apples became trendy, like vinyl record/'70s clothing trendy, then you see them scrambling to recover old gear and pretend to be educated about the value of those classic computers.