Thanks for those kind words about the videos and that personal narrative on your early computing experience. Unlike you, I didn't see my first microcomputer until I was around 21 or so. It was a TRS-80 Model 1.
The Commodore 16 might have been an orphan compared to the C64 but I do like that very cool charcoal black case
Regarding computers back in the '80 in some way we got the best of both worlds here in NZ. American, British and Asian clone machines (Apple and PC) were common here, with the (very few) odd local machines thrown into the mix. Of course they were all hellishly expensive. Our dollar was very low at the time and we also had import taxes. The Dick Smith System 80 made a mark, more so than it did as the Video Genie in the UK. It was really an Asian TRS-80 Model 1 clone of course.
I've just got another British machine. An Amstrad CPC 464. It will get the video treatment at some stage although I really need to get a colour monitor for it first. Those things are very rare down here so it might be a while.
Anyway, welcome to the forums!