I hoped developers would see the enhancements as features making their life easier and their games more fun, not as some sort of unusable sin because the original VDP did not offer such features or because later consoles far surpassed even the F18A.
I'm just talking for me , i guess other developers did not have the same view. Your chip is really impressive and if a new console is created around the F18A i think would be very motivated to develop for that console.
But as "retro-developer" what i like it is fighting with console original limitation. Even if , sometimes, it is really frustrating . It is more challenging and more satisfying when you manage to do what you want.
It make no sense for me to specifically develop for SGM or F18A on a colecovision today.
As opposite , in 1982-1983 i would have been the first one to buy a SGM or chip and develop for it!!!.
A side that, i will surely buy one day a F18A to put it on one of my colecovision , but just as replacement of a old VDP and have better support for modern screen.
Another thing if you want promote development around your chip for colecovision, it would really help if one CV emulator emulate it.
If an emulator does that, i think you will see new games using the chip. Does CoolCV support it?