Count me among them. I went for a long time without a PC, and when I finally got a PC again (around 2004) I immediately searched for Metal Slug roms and got hooked. I was curious about other SNK titles and Marvel vs Capcom. Started getting into them, then lost interest for a while. Then it was 3S that got me back into them again. Lost interest for a little while (work and shit). Then I discovered 2DF and really got back into them in a big way.
For the longest time, I swore to myself that I wouldn’t get a Joystick, and now I just got one off Ebay and waiting for it to ship.
All thanks to Emulation and the genius coders behind it.