I am not particularly convinced of the utopian virtues of this brave new world of... Paradoxified NESing which Symphony evidently proposes. It's a noble goal or whatever but I'm not sure I endorse or am interested in the hobby evolving in that fashion or that direction. That's my prerogative and stuff, and it's Symphony's prerogative to disagree, but as a purely practical matter within the community I feel like more prosaic and immediate innovation and achievement (read: people creating and running NESes operating on "traditional" rules) is stifled by the increasing emphasis on the need to somehow change or improve the basic way we do things coming from nearly all quarters. Either the forum is too restrictive or too open, too simulationist or too story-based. IOT isn't having this crisis of the faith. They're horrible and they know it and own it.