I actually find the Shield more relevant for the "world of emulators". Yes, I do have a powerful PC which does them all as well, but having this vast arsenal of games (PSX, PSP, DS, GBA, N64, SNES) for on-the-go is well worth it (my game collection fits nicely on a 64GB uSD). Plus you don't have to go through modchips, or "not updating" when trying to hack the actual portable systems to run homebrew. None of the emulators I use require rooting or modding (drastic, ppsspp, mupen64, fpse, epsxe, supergnes). What I don't get is why these gamesystem companies don't just try to strike a licensing deal with the emulator maker, then just bind the game and the emulator (make the emulator a behind-the-scenes api) and just re-sell their old game on the google store.