> 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.
Yup, not denying any of that. Frontends can be offered with MAME now in an unzip-and-go package if they're free, and I assume they'd continue to do so in any such situation.