Gadget Gangster has helped me recapture some of the magic and excitement I felt when I first started dabbling in home computers back in the '80s with things like the Nascom 1, ZX81 and Sinclair Spectrum. I think the Raspberry Pi would do the same.
PCs and Windows are great tools, but they have turned computers into appliances and made computing boring. Microcontrollers are like QRP computers - more of a challenge to use but when you succeed you feel a real thrill at having accomplished something.
I think there has never been a better time than now to have an interest in electronics. I hope the Raspberry Pi is a huge success. Perhaps it will result in more of our young people becoming engineers instead of wanting to be lawyers or salespeople.