>>4127907>I just wonder why people eschew that for a few milliseconds here and a few pixels there.
That's not what it's about. It's the same reason people like to collect records or buy merch. Some people will insist that vinyl sounds better than FLAC or that jet fuel can't melt steel beams, but that's just making an excuse to justify something they are feeling on a more emotional level.
It feels good to own a physical manifestation of a thing you like, and to preserve it or protect it or display it or whatever you want to do. Some people also enjoy the hunt of tracking these things down, the challenge of maintaining or repairing them, and the ritual of setting them up and getting them working.
DOSBox (and emulators generally) let you skip all of that, but personally I also like to have the experience of coaxing an ancient machine far beyond its life expectancy into doing what I want.