Beef Drop should support Pokey Sound on the upcoming XM. If the TIA version of Froggie likewise has the Pokey sound built in, then getting a TIA version of it is a no brainer. The TIA audio is quite good in Beef Drop.
Sorry but I didn't feel like the music in Circus AA was worth the upcharge for Pokey. BBCQ was different and had a lot more variation in music.
Also I have played Frogger in various varieties. I also don't play Beef Drop for the music. So I appreciate the 7800 library being grown but its not a game I want to pay $70 for especially when its on so many platforms. I could buy a rare SNES game for that same price.
I feel the same way about the boxes. Remove the Pokey and box and I go from having one good homebrew to three for the same price.
TIA homebrew (no box) = $30
Boxed TIA homebrew or unboxed Pokey homebrew = $50
Boxed Pokey homebrew = $70
Then the "ship your own loose Pokey or Ballblazer cart" teirs. Ballblazers will be as rare as Unicorn farts in a few years.
At what point does the cost of the game outweigh the benefits? Boxes are shelf fodder taking up more real estate than necessary. Pokey chips are limited supply so we may as well conserve them for releases that warrant their use.