darwinmac wrote:I am not trying to start an argument. I am simply trying to see what advantage Mist wood have over my current emulation solution.
hatari is also my emulator of choice and it's very good. But MiST has some advantages too: instant boot, completely silent because it doesn't need any fan (but you can also use hatari on a raspberry pi), small form factor, direct access to the midi ports. I really has the feeling it's more like a real atari because of the FPGA (for some games, especially on Amiga, the video display is a lot smoother than on emulators, no tearing, but maybe I didn't manage to configure the emulator well).
You can also use your original joystick on the MiST (there is a compatible port), but I think there are some usb adapter for using with emulators as well.
Most of the soft I'm using are compatible. I think emulators can be "more compatible" because there are some workaround for some softs and bugs.
Sometimes I just start the MiST and my computer remains turned off. Or after a working session I turn off the computer and enjoy the silent of the MIST.
The emulators have indeed a great advantage: you can save memory snapshots, it's very useful for games. Anyway, I'm very satisfied by my MiST!