First Off, the majority of people over at ArcadeControls.com
do not destroy cabs, unless they are completely generic
and or beyond restoration.
In fact, there are plenty of people who have Restored
cabs to factory level glory.
The few who have modded cabs, have done so in such a
way as to be able to revert the thing back. IE: Not
a permanent change.
Id say BYOAC has actually SAVED many cabs from being in
a landfill. Because most Opps just hack cabs to bits, and
eventually toss them into a fire pit. I know, because
Ive seen it.
2nd, people who are actually INTERESTED IN 720, WILL SEEK
OUT A CONTROLLER! Which means they will find Ramcontrols
in a heartbeat!
Same as anyone who wants to play Starwars, will find and
get one of their brand new Starwars controllers.
You seem to be under the Delusion that people who are
interested in Mame are only a bunch of Programmers,
or only like Mappy.
What do you think happened to all the people who actually
Played these games in their youths?! They still exist,
collect, and recreate their passions from Scratch,
over at BYOAC.
I can assure you, there are a lot more people out there
using real arcade controls for mame than the small
'Niche' you believe to be so. With more and more people
joining the club every day.
And if you used your Brain, you would realize that if
Ramcontrols knows it can get mame people to buy its
repo's, it has more certainty of producing more and more
rare/extinct/destroyed arcade controls.
How many Pacman 4 way joysticks do you think still
exists that are actually USABLE? The Real controllers
are well based to death. They are designed to wear out.
Yet, they are far superior in control and feel than any
other new 4 way stick.
What will a Ms Pacman owner do once his controls are
toast? Put in a POS happs? Imagine, if Ramcontrols made
Brand spanking new controllers for install?! That
would be the Best... And, its very possible.
Its shitty attitudes like this reply, that really ticks
me off. Im not the only one. There are hundreds of thousands of people who feel the same way... they just dont
speak up about it.