I think we should all be celebrating that there are retro gaming options for everyone nowadays.
The Evercade is ideal for those want to have fun with the games and get to collect the releases without being gouged.
MiSTer is for the purists, Pi boxes for those who want a massive library and do t mind compromises, mini consoles for those who want a curated mix of authenticity and nostalgia, Analog for those who want the real games but the convenience of connecting to modern TV etc.
Everyone is covered now. Not everything works for everyone.