When I found your book, Leveraging Drupal, Getting your site done right, I was both elated and relieved. While I am striving to master Drupal and Web Development, I know that any process in a business endeavor needs to be reproducible, well documented and provide a road map should I need to call in expert help. Your advice on development as a software project starting with a Map for Business Vision and using an SVN repository, has met my needs exactly.
The wisdom and resources crafted into every page is helping me to turn a hodgepodge of good ideas into an actual process. Now I know that my project is "do-able" and that this time is the last time I will have to start over from scratch.
Your understanding of the people process, technical guidance and follow-up in the form of on-line help, puts the power of successful web development into the hands many… especially beginners like me. In this respect you stand apart from the rest.