There is always hope, but you have to supply it.
Bug 1 needed further consistency testing, found the culprit and created a new bug with the correct information, and marked the old bug as invalid.
The issue is caused by zipped roms. 0.9 loaded zipped roms from the recent list just fine, but 0.9.1 fails to load them.
Also had it validated by Kaizen/John Aiton on both the builds.
Yeah, that was the case.
Both sse and sse2 builds would load uncompressed .nds roms from the recent list but not zip files