Over at Ars Technica they are working on a superb history of the Amiga. Sadly, I never had the pleasure of using one, but I have heard nothing but raves about them over the years, and I know there are many still in use and software still being written or adapted for them.
Check out part 1. Naturally it’s fairly long, and it’s only the first part.
I gather that typical non-technical tech company management was a big factor.