... I've realised I'm better of on my own. I want to be able to do the stuff I want, add the features I want, without first having to let everyone in a full team (Even though it's a great team) have their say, and then go through three polls per thing. I'm exaggerating now, but you get my point. I'm not a team player in that sense. But to be honest, the biggest reason for me is that it simply isn't what it used to be without all the old people around, sadly.
Exactly my thoughts too - and the main reason why I rather work on stuff on my own, than venture into a team(SMF or otherwise) again. Its just too much hassle, and I would not be able to do what I do best anyway, because everyone would have to "approve" what I do first.(that may sound more harsh than I like it to sound - not all are like that of course, but many are, sadly).
But looking forward to see the progress in your project. I will surely port my SMF themes over, when the time comes.
Exactly why I, a person starting out as somebody who just got stuck with an abandoned SMF board, wanna learn code now. I got told NO
by the team more times than I was told YES. The fork that has exactly what I want will get favored, and odds of my getting an exact match are the same as a snowball's in hell.