Over the years, my views on ROMs and Emulators have changed. At first, I thought that they were totally cool, and that they were ok. Then, when I found that ROMs were illegal, I swung totally to the other side and thought they were the uber evil. Now I am kind of going back the other direction. I still think downloading ROMs is bad, but when it comes to foriegn games, that is a different matter. I DO have an emulator, but I only use it for playing the Famicom Disk Sytem games. I also have Earthbound Zero, the true US version of Mother. If it were not for ROMs, it would be a LONG while before I got to play Doki-Doki Panic, and I would never be able to play Earthbound Zero unless Nintendo got their act together and released it in the US finally. Now, I DO plan to get a Famicom Disk System, there is no doubt about that. I always want to get the original hardware. Also I do play NES games on the computer, but I do it legally by playing them at Console Classix. I still have a firm belief though that when it comes to games that were released in the US, Europe, or where ever you come from, people should get the original game. #1. Downloading ROMs is wrong, #2. There is nothing like the console experience. I would very much like to play The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but I am going to wait until I have the money to buy it for the SNES. Yes this issue is a gray area, but if you walk just right, you will be fine.