The Thing was one of many low-profile abandonware site I've always liked a lot. Somewhere in 2009 it sadly disappeared, here's one of the reviews I found in Wayback Archive.
I was browsing my stats checking out the referers and to my suprise found a copy of Everything but Oldgames. I don't quite remember the full story but what I do remember is that abandonware veteran Voh started EBO using a fake alias and wanted to review abandonware websites and do interviews with the webmasters. If I hadn't found this site I probably would have never remembered this but it all comes back now :).
<sigh> Those were the times when the abandonware scene was still alive and kicking.
There once was a small but very decent abandonware site many probably have forgotten by now: GROG. This site was all about quantity. The two webmasters Anti and Jante didn't put many games online, but the ones they did had long, inspiring reviews. Check it out yourself: