I've never mentioned stuff like RA or HyperSpin really. But actually said using mame.ini at least is good, I just don't get why it's no longer included by default/automatically.
Of course I also think it's better if ultimately everything can be controlled via the new default UI/MEWUI. For me something like QMC2 is more time and trouble to get everything to be like I want to, I really don't see the point of it, if I wanted a Win UI, I'd chose MAMEUI or another UI build period, I'm confident most users would.
Command line, I think it's useless to tell again how it's perceived by people with barely any computer skills. It's obvious none of you save maybe Haze realize how bad it is.
But the reactions mostly, demonstrate what I'm saying about how user criticism and therefore requests are received by devs: almost every point gets dismissed, ridiculed.
User experience, degree of useability IMHO should be measured with petty normal users in mind, humans as Haze says, without assuming too much of what they think/want and can do. When you produce a software or anything else that'll be used by millions, whose's skill level matters first ?