Mame is all about preservation & getting as many people as possible to see what arcade games & the hardware was all about back in the day, so why not show people how the games have progressed in the various revisions & what the developers wanted the games to look like & play like. what is wrong in having a game playing every time you start it up with the cheats already enabled instead of having to go to cheats & set it up every time. some people wouldn't know how to set something like Strider up with uncensored pixels. Simply having Strider already set up to play with uncensored pixels is only the same as having Metal Slug play with blood on all the time as soon as you boot it up. I'm pretty sure that some things in Mame got implemented to the official build the same way i'm doing, saying I think it might be a good idea if cheats would be on just by enabling them just the once. I mean the thread was set up to have discussions about it & i'm simply voicing mine.