I am really freaked out that no one but a few of us has made games using the SAMS!!!!
In some ways it makes sense, I'll try to explain my thinking (which may be wrong) on this one...
1) Since the TI-99/4A no longer qualifies as peoples 'main computer', it's probably not a priority issue for limited use.
2) When people write programs, it's either for themselves (owners), or for a 'wider audience'.
Who wants to write something that will get little use?
3) Programmers have lives (limited time), a program to fill up a card that big would take some serious coding,
thus a lot of time and effort.
4) Cost to benefit ratio. How much will you spend for a card with no programs that exploit it?
How long are you willing to wait for the chance that one will ever be developed?
Sadly, with the above taken together as a whole, even the best ideas can sometimes fall short of expectations.
Is is law of nature that any thread will eventually turn into a discussion for or against SAMS, GPL or F18A?
I hope not! I like the SAMS & F18A and would dearly love to see more written for both of them too. I can envision GPL making a limited comeback with the advent of the FinalGROM 99.
While the concept of something can be totally awesome, one needs to take into account the market, factoring for consumer psychology, need and use for a product.
With this all said, I have to stress that this is just my personal opinion, I could be totally off-base here and other people may disagree.