I've scoured these forums for a ROM that is clean, works, battery efficient and it looks like this is the front runner. I've only yet to install because I've been crazy the past 2 days. Hopefully tonight I'll have a few minutes to myself and install this.
Plus, the more comments, the more features, the more responsive the developer is (as you are) and people will flock.
As for the developer community, I can't speak for them. This is an open community and it's a shame when it stops being that. The whole purpose is to have friendly competition so that you can create something better, not horde what you've done. No one's making a living on these ROMs as I can see. It's a hobby and hobbyists tend to and should be more open.
Keep up the good work and don't let the setbacks drain you. Nothing worth achieving has ever been easy!