"Some might say why bother with such an old bit of kit. Well for me it makes photography more fun & exciting. Having to fiddle & fidget with knobs to obtain proper adjustment. Old world factor also."
Hey, what ever floats your boat. Perhaps posting on every photo site you can find, what your looking for, and having lots of time, you will find what you need. Only you can say if its worth it. If you need to use something now, you can pick up a second machine that is already set up, then dump it when you get Gnome parts.