My friend Brunni is a great dev and I think he very much deserves dev status.
He is the maker of MMSPlus, lastest version 1.1 : http://dl.qj.net/MMSPlus-SMS-Emulato...0524/catid/134
He also just released a new build of gpSP including new sync code and tighter sound playback: GPSP 0.8 minor annoyances
He says it should run as smooth as a real GBA now.
So if anyone deserves dev status it is him.