"this is one of the excususes that etc..."?
What, people need an EXCUSE to use Amiga emulators now? Eliteism completely sucks, I agree with you totally that nothing beats using a real Amiga, but surely it's down to the choice of the individual? I use both, I use winUAE because sometimes it's just more damn convenient.
You'll be saying the Amiga's better than the ST next :-)