It may be nostalgia or a complete new look of LEGO to you, but I speak for most when I say LEGO literally had its heyday in the (early and mid) 1990s. The Pirates theme saw its breakthrough in the LEGO world, LEGO Space became more diverse (Ice Planet 2002, Spyrius, Exploriens, Space Police II and more) and prices for those sets back in the '90s were cheaper compared to nowadays (but we had a different economic market back then).
Thanks to my dad we still preserved many LEGO catalogs from the '70s and '90s (he wasn't active with LEGO in the '80s ), and I've scanned one of those catalogs to show you the awesomeness of what is known as '90s LEGO. If you are a '90s kid and loved LEGO back then, you will certainly remember some of the sets that are shown in this catalog. But '90s LEGO is also loved by non '90s kids, don't worry. The LEGO sets back then certainly have this nice look and design.
Without any further ado, here are all the scanned pages from a European LEGO System 1993 catalog (too bad I can't put two pages next to each other). Do you have any of the sets shown in this catalog?