no worries; i myself SUCK at java :P
FYI, i was on 1.24 when i took the above logcat. right now i looked at my ini file and saw that i apparently changed the rompath from /sdcard/m1/roms to simply roms expecting it to be read as a relative path, but after changing it back m1 now takes forever to action, and STILL NO ROMS show up in the list.
and now as i type my moto droid running cyanogenmod7 just went into soft-reboot. fantastic.
is running on my moto droid OCed to 800mhz simply a non-starter?
in the meantime, deadbeef player on android is satisfying my zerowing craving via genesis vgm