Our friends at Stardock would like us to mention that they just added Master of Orion II to their online store, $6 and it comes with the original MOO. [Update: Good Old Games has had the same deal for a while.] I am not sure what a steal that is, because 14- and 17-year-old games are pretty solidly bargain bin fodder, but I would still put their gameplay against most games made today. The graphics are a bit dated.
I think I am passing this along mostly so that I can contemplate how overpowered Creative was at almost any cost. Mmmm, peaceful customized Psilons, quietly completing the tech tree while other races waste their resources on squabbling.
I have too many packs of older games to try. I also have all three MOOs already.