This is exactly it.
Downstairs in my main retro setup, I’m RGB modding everything that I can. The goal is to get the best picture out of all my systems (except for the really old ones like 2600, Intellivision etc). I recently got a NESRGB, and next after that will be the N64. The N64 is such a small upgrade to RGB over S-Video, but I want the ease of use having all my systems going through a switch to one input on the TV.
From there, I am working on getting everdrives for all the consoles I use frequently enough to warrant it. GBA and GB are my next ones, then I will probably be done for a while. Sometime down the line, I’d like to add a GG and SMS one to the set.
I prefer a larger consumer CRT, as they are readily available and I’m happy with the picture quality they provide. I can’t see myself enjoying playing on a 14" or a 20". Currently rocking a 27", but I may test out a 32" in the near future to decide how I’m going to build my new entertainment unit.
Upstairs on the 4K TV, I’ve got a NES Classic, SNES Classic, C64 Mini, and PS1 Classic. I also have a pre-order for the Genesis. I use these frequently, and I also have a media PC there for emulation and youtube stuffs. I don’t have any plans at all to go the OSSC route and use an HDTV with my original consoles, as I much prefer playing on a CRT.
If it all goes to shit, I’ll probably go the MiSTer route, so I can have all my systems in one place. Either that, or go back to pure emulation and just shed a tear for the glory days of CRTs.
Only other thing to add, is I would ultimately like to add a really nice PC-based emulation system to the CRT downstairs. I am picking up a free R9 280x from a friend, and I’l build a system out of that with spare parts to run CRT EmuDriver, so I can emulate some of the things I don’t have systems for.