Re: I don't think the poor old WoS site is used to having this many 'guests' all visiting at once.
In the very last issue of Your Sinclair, Jon Nash wrote that the Spectrum was entering a new phase of it's life.
At the time it just seemed a nice thing to say and that the machine was clinically dead, but he was right.
All 3 major 8 bits, Spectrum, C64 and Amstrad CPC have thriving scenes with new software and innovative hardware solutions such as the 1541 Ultimate for the C64 or HxC Floppy emulator (which I only purchased last week and is currently plugged into my Amstrad CPC 6128 so my CPC currently has 8GB of attached storage!).
The machines were kept alive by the users, not by companies leeching off of goodwill generated by a few mock ups of an iconic computer.
Go to World of Spectrum, the CPC Wiki forums or Lemon 64, join in and support the scene. These are the guys who are truly inventing and creating. When they make hardware solutions like the 1541 Ultimate or HxC Floppy emulator they don't go cap in hand via Kickstarter asking for 60 grand. They get off their backsides, work hard and produce the goods (as I can testify having a superbly made HxC unit arrive from Poland just last week).
Come along, join in, it's a cheap hobby and very enjoyable!