Me be geek long time!
Of course, the downside of CompuServe (aside from the funky #####,#### "user names") was the $ in CI$ ... it cost like six bucks an hour at night (and YGI! had a $3/hr surcharge!) and like $12/hour during the day ... can you imagine anybody today spending $9/hr to play a text-based game?
(Sigh) ... this feels like having your old grade school torn down or something ... it's sad, but at a distance, but it's still "part of you" that's now gone away.