I didn't necessarily have any issues with Metroid: Other M in terms of how it worked mechanically. On the contrary, I enjoyed it. But this fantastic piece of art, by poojipoo really illustrated the massive misteps Nintend and Team Ninja made with the character of Samus. She was reduced to a blubbering, indecisive mess when she really should have been like the Samus in this fanart: determined, efficient, brutal if need be. I love it.
I don't necessarily believe the Metroid franchise requires a 'gritty' reboot, but if someone out there is working on a new Metroid game they should be hanging this picture somewhere in the studio. This is Samus. And it is amazing. I love everything about it.
You can check out more of poojipoo's brilliant work here.