After a few days of using it, it’s become plain that the CycloDS Evolution is a massive improvement over the slot-2 carts. Trying to run anything on the M3 Perfect or Supercard SD was a hassle. First of all, I’d need to download the homebrew zip, then power up Parallels, then patch the ROM with the M3 or Supercard patching program (unless the ROM came with the .sc.nds file), then I’d need to DLDI patch it, and finally put the SD card back into the DS and discover that something had gone wrong and I’d need to do it all over again.
Not so with the CycloDS. All I do now is stick the memory card in my laptop and copy the files over. Everything I’ve tried has worked.