I agree it is unlikely at best to see major development on these new platforms. It’s such an undertaking to make serious games for these platforms. Even the mighty C64 doesn’t get more than a handful of serious games per year.
It's the Apple II fans in the group trying to push it to Apple II features. The internal expansions slots for example. Internal slots and a Commodore KERNAL don't really mix( the 128 KERNAL has provisions that could be changed to support them, however the CX16 is trying to be a VIC-20). The KERNAL assumes everything is external when talking with something not built in. At least they have stopped asking to save the 2 bytes at the front of a file, and seems to have grasped it saves memory and with a 2GB SD card not worth worrying about.
That is the other problem, there are not many SNES games because well you need a Team of say 5 pros full time for a year to make a SNES game at SNES spec. The CX16 won't push SNES spec, but it still is a lot more work than a C64 game. Having 8Mhz though does mean you can just write the sloppiest code and not notice, the 65C02 does remove some annoyances and make code flow easier. But the memory banking doesn't make life easy either.
I began my computing with Czechoslovak ZX SPectrum clone and I like ZX Spectrum. When I see by CSpect emulator what it can, it is beutiful. To M65: It is in development very, very long time. I think its fate is near sure - another C64 machine... sadly - looks true.
Commodore 64 was great, Commodore 128 is bigger, better, faster and more powerful... Commodore 65 was almost here, but C256 is coming and it will be earthquake...
and when it comes out for $500 how many of those 5,000 people are going to actually buy one?
The currently 17,800 of the CX16. Once it is done, LGR, Perri, Technomon etc will start to do videos of it. It then has the expensive first machine version, which is $300 but then they have plans to get to a phase 3 lo cost version which is where the market can grow. How many of the 5,000 jump on the CX16 train?
The benefit the Mega65 has, is it is deemed a Commodore and hence is allowed to stay in the commodore areas on Lemon64, while the CX16 gets shunned to chit chat. If CSDB picks up Mega65 it then has a shot.