Well fuck me.
This is an interesting turn, considering you insisted a zillion times that you were going to stick to 2004 because it was "the one." I don't know whether or not you're doing this as a way of getting yourself back into the swing of things and then planning to jump back to that, but either way, I'm past the days of caring whether or not someone sticks to a thread (with the exception being Wolf Beast, obviously). As long as it's something I like, I'll read.
This looks like an interesting concept and I have every faith in that you'll make it work. Good luck.