I wasn't anticipating Minitroid as much as some of you -- especially not as much as Jonathan -- but now I can see where the adoration is coming from, first-hand. A playable tech demonstration for the in-progress tiny Metroid fan game has been put online.
Tokinsom, Betatronic, and Jamie Billings are really on to something with this game. I fear that it could be a long, long time before we get to play any sort of full release, but at least this is one solid demo. Anything of such high quality has got to take a significant amount of time to pull off.