I wish could help more directly, but I'm steadily approaching broke and determined to be working full-time on my own project till my money runs out.
In any case, I'd love to buy you a coffee / tea / beer / whatever and just chat with you for an hour, your pick of time and place. Best case, you could refine some of my crazy ideas. Worst case, you'll have had an hour break. What's there to lose? E-mail is in my profile! :)