What constitutes a "rip off"? It's hardly a rare or unique idea to emulate vintage monitors or terminals. Not to mention this is free and open source, rather than Cathodes paid/closed model.
While I own, use and love Cathode, I'm glad to see this project. Cathode has several annoying bugs and only a few developers to work on them. It is poorly optimized and slays battery. With a community of developers I think this has potential to exceed Cathode, if it hasn't already.
Why is it that it's considered the norm for similar software projects or open source clones to coexist except when one of those projects runs on Apple hardware; and then everything else is considered a rip off and looked down on?