> That's correct. We wouldn't release any commercial version, of course, and so any > commercial version would have to be a lot better and to stay ahead of our > improvements. I like to think we're good enough that that wouldn't be a contest
Herein lies one concern, For an average dumbskull-computer user (the majority) MAME is kind of a B*tch to set up at first. You'll need a frontend (what's a frontend? and there they go) or command line 'knowledge' (like they know where to find cmd.exe). You could easily be outclassed by sheer Ease-of-Use. 'Better' for a user is not better for the developer.
Might be the most sensible thing I said on the issue yet If I do say so myself.
"Those voices in his head might not be real, but they have really good ideas!"