Our family bought an Atari 800 back in the 80’s (thanks, dad!) and my love of all things Atari has if anything grown over the years. In college I went 16-bit with an Atari 1040STe to use mainly as a midi sequencer for my first start with producing electronic music in 1992.
I still have an Atari 800XL with a 1050 disk drive (plus the STe), along with an SDrive-MAX I built, and a Lotharek SIO2SD. (Both are devices that emulate disk drives for the old Atari.) Playing old games on the original hardware is still a kick.
I also do a lot with emulation of both the 8 and 16-bit systems.