It kinda sucks when you have a cupboard of them (I have 6 Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha bodies in my cupboard), but its a boon if you want to use quality Minolta/Sony/Ziess lenses on film.

That being said, the last of the great Minolta bodies, the 9, still commands reasonable money (around $300 to $400, depending on what phase the moon is in).