Agreed. Not to mention the whole copy-protection thing. Why do I need to have the disk in while I'm playing my game? Just let me type in a code, save my results, and we'll call it good!
Some things about old games are great. But in other aspects, technology is great. A while ago I tried using Exult
to play Ultima VII, and I had trouble with it. Not the program itself, but playing without an automap or a quest journal. I could bring up what I wanted with a Web page and a word editor (it was being played in a window, so it really wouldn't have been a problem), but I missed actually having these tools in the game itself.
Then again, I remember spending hours mapping out every square on graph paper while playing the first Bard's Tale
game. I think modern games have spoiled me....