dont get me wrong - i love emulation, both winuae and pspuae. They are brilliant for convinience - speed/functionality.
i just happen to think if you have to make things as black&white as "which is better: hardware vs software", you cant beat the real thing, if purely for accuracy. (pinball smoothness is the big thing for me!) I'm the same with hardware vs software synthesisers too. They just cant do it as well as the real thing