I figured it was going to happen sooner or later. Everyone who had been posting there regularly contributed to the problem, so we all share the blame. No one's a primary instigator.
You defend Metroid in much the same way as I defend Sonic. We all have our franchises that we vigorously support.
BTW, I acquired a copy of Metroid Prime a couple of months ago from a friend of mine. It's been a while since I played it last, but I think I was in the lava caverns just after I acquired the Wave Beam. I'm having a tough time actually getting back to playing the game though, I'm just not motivated.
No More Heroes is great, especially on the Wii. The motion controls are awesome, the cut scenes are memorable and Travis is probably the coolest anti-hero ever. Apparently NMH2 is a vast improvement, but if you're ever thinking of renting it, I'd still play the original first so you understand the story. The game's all about the awesome boss fights. It's not that long a game, but it has definite replay value. But yeah, you'd be good on a debate team, I think.
No, it's justifiable that you'd rant about it a lot. Personally, it's one of those things that I'd have to look at a lot more before saying this is a good/bad idea, but I think you know this one better.
Also a lot of the people who say that Ridley couldn't be a playable character really are falling back on basically the same crappy argument (as you explained before). But, really, size seems to be reasonably fluid in a lot of Nintendo franchises (cf. everyone who's mentioning Bowser). So, it's not as unreasonable as I said the first few times. The argument, even if it were more reasonable, has been far too overplayed by this point.