When I was a kid my first telescope was a 50mm (I believe), long focal length alt-az achro refractor with cardboard tube, and a non-adjustable metal tripod. After it's demise I got a Sears 60m/700mm focal length alt-az achro refractor, like hundreds of you also had. I spent many hours using it, and still have it. Yet I never saw anything on Jupiter except two belts and four moons. I decided to get a 6mm ortho, while Jupiter was a little larger and sharper, still nothing new.
Leaving out a few details for brevity lets fast forward a few decades to last night. Hadn't had a clear night for a couple weeks or more, but last night looked pretty good. So I set up my AT60ED to primarily look at Jupiter while the GRS was centered. I had seen the GRS and other details for the first time early this year with this little scope, so I was well pleased. So last night it was right there, plus a bonus. All four moons were seen and one of them was just off the limb and its shadow was easily visible, a very dark ink spot; wow, another first. Then the moon eased onto the limb. I would observe for a while and then take a break. I was waiting for it to get higher in the sky and hopefully see more details. The third or forth time I went out the dew had fallen, along with my heart; east TN often has a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. However, despite the dew, I could see the moon on Jupiter along with its shadow. Wow again. I used 5, 4, and 3mm Delites, along with a 2.5mm NagT6. I also looked at Saturn and could barely see some evidence of the CG, and a band, and also looked at the moon briefly. I set the clock and got up a little before sunrise to view Mars. Saw the SPC and some shading on the disc. I know there is a lot more to be seen of the planets with ideal weather and larger apparent sizes.
Anyway it was a great night and one I won't forget, despite the sky conditions not cooperating as I would have liked. We are blessed in 2020 to have so many options for good equipment that it isn't funny. Man, if I had this AT60ED when I was ten!