Yeah, I often find that if you miss out on a piece of pop culture during its original heyday you'll just never appreciate it on the same level as everyone else. Like, I'm sure I could recognize F-Zero as a basically objectively great game for its time, but I'll never have the memories of spending countless hours playing it sitting cross-legged on my parents' living room floor, y'know?
Similarly, I have gotten in fights with significant others after forcing them to watch CLASSICS OF OUR YOUTH that they somehow missed out on growing up. "How can you love me if you don't love Karate Kid?" is a legitimate relationship question, god dammit.