Hey, I dont automatically hate emus, but when I have the real thing, I preffer it over the emulation. But this ePSXE thing really got into my nerves. Change a setting, restart emulator. Sneeze, restart emulation... t-h-i-s-i-s-h-o-w-i-t-s-o-u-n-d-s-t-o-o-o-krrrshhh. And what's the deal with the lame MS-DOS box debug console?
WinUAE and CCS64 happen to be my TOP rated emulators. They are great, and when I cant turn on the machines, I turn those on instead. Same cannot be said of the other emus.
Another case of me turning into emulators is when I can't transfer the games to my real machine (I dont have a Sega Genesis dev unit, for example), or when I need to test I want to buy. Emus are great try before buy utilities.