> I guess I just love MAME for what it orginally created for ; arcade emaulation. I
> don'ty really want it cluttered with console / home systems that I'll never use in
Completely agreed. But me and you are not MAME Developers so we have to stay silent and accept the new way.
> If I want to emulate other systems then I use the relevant emulators e.g SNES9x
> (SNES), UNZ (FM Towns), pseX (Playstation) etc...
There are so many computers/consoles dedicated emulators that a comprehensive list and choose which is the best if compared to MESS is really difficult.
I'm interested in Commodore emulation, but in MESS the video part is buggy as hell. Also I feel the lack of an user-friendly interface, where to switch easily between disk images, etc. etc. In addition, 1541 emulation seems really slow and buggy too, I have to test with more attention but MESS fails when you use software turbo disk loader, emulation freezes.