The Apple IIx, early precursor of the Apple II GS, was killed because we didn't expect to sell 20,000 units per month. Thankfully, the GS was revived by a small group who truly believed in it. And thankfully, they were unhindered for enough years that the OS evolved as much more stable and superior to the Mac platform in many ways, on just a fraction of the machine.

The GS and it's various op sys incantations gave meaning to many of today's enthusiasts like yourselves.

The Apple II will live forever, in the hearts of people who can smile while they work, and in the heart of every computer that is a joy to use.