So I'm sick at home with bronchitis and check Blue's this morning to find six responses to this thread, the last of which is by Derek. I get a giddy little tickle of nostalgia knowing that the post count is going to grow like mold on bread, and resolve to check it later. At 110 posts, I'll say congratulations to Derek for contributing to gaming's public domain - a space peopled mostly by the nebulously defined abandonware - and for apparently continuing to make the games he loves. Abrasive as he may be, I've got to respect someone with the balls to keep saying what he believes instead of hiding away in benign and uninformative PR speak.
I may give a couple of these titles a shot as soon as I'm feeling better. Here's to you, Derek; I'm going to watch Derek Smart's Desktop Commander in your honor.