Yes, I understand. My point was.... for that student, it wasn't anything special. WE understand and appreciate these qualities. Also, we were there when those cameras were new. We either have seen them or lusted our heart on them. For vast majority students, it's just an old camera.
Heck, if I can find a mint quality black OM-10 that doesn't have the dreaded electrical problem, I'd get one in a heart beat!