Sorry my english but...
the end user is not interested (in most cases) in the time it takes to make a custom rom, or the people who were active in the project, or this or that thing. Mind that works well, it will last 10 million battery time: P, and is smooth, stable and endless etc ... WE SHOULD become conscious and know that all this delay, hours, days, weeks, test and error. Anyway ... I do not think it's the end of the custom roms, but if it shows little patience there then create a rom.
* this thread is the best! : P
who said peace... f*** off and die..
[N]ation ROM available here