In 2002, I started the Strider fansite, The Light Sword Cypher Mainframe. Since then I've gotten my name mentioned in the "Special Thanks" credits of Capcom Classics Collection Remixed (or Vol. 2, depending on which system you bought it for), gone a long way towards establishing just what the hell happened to the fabled Super Grafx port, and interviewed both Allan Findlay (one of the programmers for Strider Returns) and Kouichi "Isuke" Yotsui (the planner of the coin-op).
In 2011, I all but retired from the site, having more pressing real-life concerns to take care of... like the birth of my first child.
I'd say it's worked out pretty well so far.