I dunno, once No-Intro or TOSEC or whoever puts up a torrent of new-format ROMs with included manuals, box, cartridge scans, Game Genie codes, and IPS patches (all in each game's zip container) then iNES is gonna start looking anemic.

Soft-patching is a core feature of NST as far as I know, so if Richard doesn't hook it up it's not Marty's fault.