As the big shmup fan that I am I decided to create a little tribute site to the genre called Indie Shmups!
“I consider shmups to be the last real classic game genre still alive – games in which score, skill, technique, replayability, and finely honed 2-dimensional gameplay are all-important … [and] can literally last for decades. Perfect for modern busy lifestyles, … [they offer] a short, intense burst of pure gameplay. [T]hey’re often severely misunderstood by today’s gamers (“repetitive, easy to credit feed to the end, all you do is shoot!”).
I have found this quote in the Indie Shmups Fight For Justice Interview