Yes, I totally agree. Although I never suffered from dial-up.. We were little late to jump on the internet bandwagon when I was growing up.
My first game system was Sega Genesis. My dad had NES in the basement but would not let us play with it until we were old enough to be trusted not to break it.
First computer we had was a windows 95 upgraded to win98 so we could use internet, and boy... that thing was so virus infested it wasn't funny. Most of it was cause of my dads little um.... "hobby" lets just call it.
And a small portion was from my brother and I playing runescape on some other site, I forget its name. But it always gave us a virus when we visited. Then we had a windows XP, wasn't an awful lot better, but it was faster than the old pc. I accidentally broke that with my own stupidity. And I am still using my windows 7 one that I got for christmas 2009. This one is like 16x better than the windows xp one we had.... and it still works mostly for what I want to do. Other than certain steam games.
Can't play Shadow of Mordor without lagging like hell. Probably didn't help I had to use a little application to get it to work, since my computer cannot get Directx 11.
Maybe someday when I get better stuff.
I also went from a couple flipphones to one of those ones where you slide the top up and it reveals the buttons (not a blackberry)... to a samsung galaxy s5, this phone... does what I need it to on the go.