Well, I am of a newer generation than those who played the original when it was new, but i always heard a lot of talk about it.
So i decided to play it, but i didn't want no emulator crap so i get hold of this really old bucket of a computer, a Compaq. Spent a good few hours looking around for a sound card at my dads workplace where they have all sorts of old junk, finally found one and then spent hours searching the net for drivers.
Then i installed everything by floppies since i was out of disks, windows 98, Duke Nukem 3d and Doom 1/2. Then i dug up an old 16 inch samsung crt that i used 10 years ago.
Waited for darkness and fired that puppy up in a dark room, mechanical mouse in hand...safe to say some asses were kicked but i didn't have any gum, which in retrospect just completed the experience