Very nice drawing Angelwave did of that pose, and nice job on the coloring!
You know, speaking of eras, I know a lot of people say the newer Sonic titles are not as good. I believe a true and loyal Sonic fan shouldn't criticize a game, unless there are technical failures in the game, in which they should let SEGA know about it. Don't criticize the plot, the characters, stages, don't do any of that.
For example, I know Sonic Shuffle received a lot of bad reviews, but that was the reason why I wanted a Dreamcast. The reason why I wanted Sonic Shuffle was because it was a Sonic game. That's the way loyal Sonic fans should be: getting Sonic merchandise at their own consent regardless of reviews.