Hey funinthesun, I appreciate your positive feedback. It's my goal here at the 4HWW forums to help others as I learn the way myself.
While my first muse isn't exactly on pause, it isn't exactly nearing completion very quickly at the same time. I have literally 2 weeks left of college courses and then I will have much (read: much much) more free time to dedicate to my muse - until then my (not by choice) priority is my artifical intelligence course involving the programming of a Roomba robot vacuum to "learn" how to get from point A to point B without any previous knowledge of its surroundings. At least it's interesting
My first muse product is pretty close to completion but I have yet to start developing the website. I'm going out on a limb by skipping the dry testing phase, but the only investment I have to make in this muse is my own time followed by advertising since I already have a domain name and hosting space that I can use with other muses simultaneously - although after classes end I may be able to get out the site for dry testing anyway, then I can collect email addresses. It's been a good experience so far though, since I've gotten a lot of PHP, MySQL and VB.NET experience along the way; and there's more to come I'm sure.