> > > On that note, given the mentioned condition of the Supermodel project, I would
> guess ardent requests and fandom would entice the old hands TO work on it. 'Someone
> might use it, oh...', you know.
> > It doesn't quite work that way.
> I guess I'm just a bit evil-er than most. 'HAH HAH HAH HAH....yes, hail me, and the
> work I will do, and the pleasure I will give you.....WHEN I will give it to you'. You
No. To get a better sense of where emulator developers are coming from, think about one of your own pastimes. Why do you do it? Because it's fun and brings you pleasure! Do you enjoy sharing and discussing with other like-minded people, either in real life or through some online community? Very likely. How would you feel about being asked by anonymous strangers to spend more time on it for their enjoyment? What if they asked you to spend more time this coming weekend doing X when you really wanted to work on improving Y? What if life got busy, you got a new job, had a kid, or fell in love with a new hobby and someone said 'come on, man, like you can't spare *3 hours per week* doing X?' Would that change your plans for the weekend or after a long day's work?
It's as simple as that