Yes a lot of time and effort go into this man, so glad you like it. My idea's and Davros' ideas are about the same, which is why we both decided to come together and work on a ROM, I think its going to produce some great things. Like he mentioned, he does't have to focus on dong everything for the ROM now, and neither do I, which leaves more time to work on adding and improving rather than just fixing issues, and themes, and slowly adding features. So thanks for coming to check it out. We have some great plans.
Also like you said our belief is not to just take CM code and call it ours. We are doing everything built on the Android AOSP code, meaning stock. Our settings app is not just a renamed/packaged CMParts like most ROMs put out. It is a brand new app built from the ground up. We will be adding some of the features CM has introduced but we do not plan to just copy the CMParts App or the CM ROM for that matter.
So take a seat and enjoy the ride man, I think you'll be pleased with everything we do.. :)