Thank you for this thread, i showed it to my wife, who learned to tolerate my gaming hobby.
I promised her when we started i would not play any game withou a pause option (That was the end of MMOs for me, of course, or even the ocasional venture into online shooters and multiplayer in general).
I am now 51 and have been playing since the days of the ZX Spectrum. I see no reason to stop. What keeps me from playing sometimes is not having anything new and exciting (hint, hint, nudge, nudge).
Pendor is still very much my go to mod for M&B, of course. My other time sinks are XCom (the recent ones) and i would probably still be going back to Arulco (for those in the knowing) if i could get mod 1.13 to run properly.
While Bannerlord (there, i said it) doesn't come out i hope to get my hands on Phoenix Point early access, already payed for it, which is new for me. But hey, when you love a Developer's work you take these kind of chances, i guess.
So i hope i can play Bannerlord well past my 60's, and then i'll be playing M&B 3 until i die. Sounds like something to live for.