Monkey Island was the second PC game I ever played (the first was Loom).  At nine years old, I was completely drawn in by the world you created.  The joy of figuring out puzzles, learning what some of the clever jokes meant, and the anticipation of discovering new areas still bring a smile to my face when I think back.  I remember going to a PC game store (Babbages) and getting a puzzle hint from one of the employees working there.  He prompted me just enough, by asking me questions, to lead me to the answer.  I cant imagine that experience taking place now days.  Thanks for the good times and memories!