You made me check my own tv to see if it had RCA input, I had a little chuckle over that one.
But, while the SNES Classic is a stupid product, it technically is a very good deal. I remembered reading that Earthbound is on that thing and if someone really wants to play Earthbound on real (or just Nintendo sanctioned) hardware, unless he/she is cool with buying a repro cart that game alone is over a hundred bucks. And that is not counting actually getting the actual console. And that's not factoring in the fact if you get a legit cart of the game, is the average person gonna do maintenance like replacing the save battery?
I'm actually cool with Nintendo making emulator boxes, although I wouldn't buy them myself unless it's for a very hard to emulate console. Because there does seem to be a good sized market for people who want their old games but don't want to emulate on their PC or phone but don't want to buy a 3DS or Wii for VC games.
My main personal beef with Nintendo on this product is the clearly intentional shortages of it. Obviously, Nintendo won't do the sensible thing and just release their games on PC or other, more popular consoles so the least they could do make the emuboxes more accessible for those who would buy it. I mean, Sega does it fine with no issues and gives you more games too.
Like I said, console nonsense taken to it's logical conclusion.