Re: It's to my eternal dismay
Yes I had a 128k +2 (still got it actually) and I have to say it was pretty much abandoned after a year.
The only novelty value it had were the extra ports (mostly useless by that point) and the sound chip. It was kind of a disappointment and was a learning lesson that what looks cool can just be warmed over leftovers.
IIRC we only had two games that ever took any advantage, one was with better music effects and the other was the 128k version of Starglider which had some extra stuff and audio effects.
Starglider got some play but at a cost. It took nearly 15 minutes to load and then not always successfully, restting after 14 minutes loading time.
By then I just found other interests plus O levels were looming.