Quoted from steve1515:
What about remote battery holders? That's what I have in mine. What do you guys think about those? Vid, how about you?
The train of thought is they are huge helps.. but only a crutch.. they don't address the root problem. Now that NVRAM is so cheap, the argument is 'kill the problem entirely'.
The issue is remote holders still need to have their batteries changed, and leaking batteries even in remotes can still cause damage through vapors and other spreading if not addressed. Remote holders are like 95% solutions... where NVRAM is 99.5% solutions.
I personally don't like the loss of the Real-time clock and the burden of chip removal from the boards.. so I'm sticking with remote batteries and lithiums. But maybe in future games that have no mods yet, I might do a NVRAM.