Have you been interested or are interested in abandonware ?
Of course - I think the GoG audience and the abandonware audience overlap a lot, pretty much by definition.
If so, can you explain why you turned to this trend in the first place.
As others have said, gameplay over glitz. SMAC may not be as pretty as Civ 4, but it's an infinitely better game. Why abandonware? Because, in most cases, it is (or was) the only way to get copies of those games I missed at the time and/or replace games I bought but have lost the discs/manuals/etc. in the intervening years and/or play games that shipped on 5.25" floppies...my new machine doesn't even have a 3.5" floppy drive, much less a 5.25.
Also, what do you think of past attempts to buy out old games just to sue ?
Remind me again who the pirates are, here?
Finally, what do you think of GOG and the possibility of (re)owning games legally ?
I think it's a thing of beauty and a joy forever, and I'm looking forward to the catalogue expanding to the point that I bankrupt myself ;)