I think (to get back to the original question) that it makes little sense to get a G4 mini when you can get an intel one and use boot camp if the performance of macmame is really that woeful. Unless of course you can find a G4 mini at a really knocked down price. From what i see though, nobodies really knocking anything very much off the price of PPC based hardware still. I guess they'll have to in the end though.
For me it's not that bad, but then again, i don't think i've ever fired up anything other than old classics. Perhaps i'll go try something on Taito F3 now before i start work.
Are we still really at the "long time coming, if ever" stage though? That's dissapointing news for all us early adopters if we are.
I know when i tried to compile up a universal binary a month or more ago there was only a couple of libraries stopping it from linking, and Brad said that he was in the process of engineering one of those out anyway (libhud or something).
Of course, "compiling" and "working" are two very different things, but the compiling stage would at least be a major step in the right direction