And this is completely true. I love the Gamecube.
The cube was great. I can honestly say right now that when on the rare occasion we have a weekend where I can get some friends together with an empty house, we still go back to the Cube era for those deep multiplayer experiences - Beach Spikers, NHL Hitz, Bomberman, Mario Golf, Mario Tennis etc. Some a decade old and still great, great fun in multiplayer but deep enough to reward skillful play.
LB, you really are a massive geek.