I have always cooked my own roms. Just never cooked for public as my job took up too much time to support a public rom. I usually would share my betas with a few of my mod buddies, but that's it. Being as I am currently unemployed, well...let's just say I have a bit of time & a few sleepless nights.
Rhodium has changed, XDA has changed & is now like a high school full of cliques. Everyone think they can protect their roms, very few really can though if you know how to read & have been doing so sinc emy old PPC 2002 & Blue Angel days. We have gone fromk a development site to a "look at me & pay me" site. The funny thing is most chef's these days (Not all, so don't get sand in your panties) wouldn't be able to do diddley squat if the elders such as itsme, BuzzLightyear, Mennisys, Jocky, Dutty, Ervius, bepe, etc... had this same "mine, mine, mine" attiutde back in the day.
EVen in Kaiser, yo had Sleuth & yes, even Dutty providing OEMS & kitchen folders for noobies. The Rhodium section is seriously lagging in these areas now. DA_G is a good example in the power of sharing.
Anyway, I digress. Let's just learn together & have a little fun.