But those weird resolutions you making... Just distasteful, IMHO. I bet, if there was possibility to make X-shaped render area, you would do it? Just kidding
I didn't say that something should stop existing and being honest doesn't mean being rude. People have right to have their own opinions.
Maybe then you should have kept that "opinion" and sense of humor to yourself. There's one thing that's distasteful here, and it's not the hard work of a game modder for an often neglected console he cared to share here. Just saying, that's my "opinion".
I don't mind the wide screen hacks, although I am curious how 352x512i would look on a TV.
Vertical layouts are incredibly useful for things like the Switch's portrait mode, or mobile phone screens.
One reason why the Sonic 2 mobile port was so good was that it added a widescreen mode. Games built for mobile (like EDGE) can switch between either a vertical display mode or a widescreen mode.
A lazy emulation effort would either have a letterbox 4:3 resolution, or stretched, instead of filling the rest of the screen area. More official emulations for games like these could use similar modifications to the game itself to allow for those appropriate resolutions.