I agree to a point, yes, guys like us just would stuff a Lotharek HxC in there for sure, but when it comes to the consumer, sometimes their thinking is different. For all I know, a user could be a purist, who wants to keep their system stock. I’ve noticed on more than one occasion that cartridges seem to get around those peoples self-imposed limitation(s), so this little gadget could possibly give them some extra utility.
Other factors could come into play like: wife issues, retirement/limited income (lack of money), or even where they are currently at in the hobby, etc. The more options the better has always been my motto!
Sometimes the user’s level or inventory can dictate choices as well. I see this gadget as a way to get more people into the TI. I really believe this thing WILL inspire a few people to actually buy a TI console. Once they get their console, they might want to upgrade later, so again this device might have the future potential to help them get stuff over to their newly acquired TI’s... if my suggestion ever bears fruit. It was just an idea.
When I throw out ideas, it’s as a conversation starter, something for people to consider, a way to increase interest or excitement about someone’s new device, or at the very least something more for the search engines to 'glom' onto to bring more people to our little corner of the internet. It is never to volunteer anyone for anything. I like to throw things up against the wall 'to see what sticks'. Sometimes it bears fruit, sometimes it doesn't.
Believe me, I know first-hand software is not easy. If it was, I and everyone here would be doing it. I truly hope bringing up ideas is not getting confused with demanding someone actually do something. I quite often see alternative uses for things, and well if the suggestion helps sell more items for builder... who can complain, right?
Remember that kid with the VW Bug? It may not have been a Cadillac, but it still got you from point A to B, well most of the time. If someone can't afford a Cadillac, I hope a BUG is available!