This is a great question and I guess it depends when you became a fan. I was born in 83 but didn't find my love for the Buckeyes until the 96 Rose Bowl. (I was born in Illinois so it wasn't burned into my head at birth!). So while I 'suffered' through a few years-I graduated High School in 2001 and attended OSU.
I'd say its been pretty good then. For some of my born-into-it brothers and sisters, 83 isn't perfect if you were a fan from birth since you lived through the 90's but I'd say its been pretty good for me.