Well it seems that the mod I wanted to work on has gotten a swift kick in the rear and is now moving along. I hope to start soon, but for now...there is sooooo much coding to go through. It really is amazing what SW FOC can do. The potential in the .xml files is quite surprising.
Anyways, here's a toast to all of my friends, both new and old, whose modding prowess and activity in the community has inspired to me to start a mod!