Agreed, and that’s why I try to fill in where Maidsafe don’t have time, by offering help on here, building stuff to learn and show, and creating projects that help people use and develop.
We can’t have everything at once so each of us must prioritise. We can debate priorities of course - that’s what we’re doing no!?
All along the way I’ve looked at where I was and tried to figure out the most productive thing I could be doing to help the project. To start it was mostly learning, and discussing, then researching what to build and how, followed by porting simple Web apps created by others, then starting on a library, then more learning and trying to integrate with Solid, and eventually creating my first thing from scratch (SAFE Drive).
All of this is hard. But I like that because I get bored doing stuff I know too much about, so again I’m lucky that I have the time and enjoy the learning.
Most people have much less time and so I do get it, that more people could do more stuff if it was easier and quicker. So I hear you and am always trying to help people with that, at the same time as trying to encourage and share.
The hard work you’ve done is incredibly valuable - not wasted - and can help others. I think you can see this already, I certainly can.
So I hope you and others are not discouraged by things being hard, but realise there’s extra value created by those like you who can do some of the hard stuff, and make it easier for, and give help to those who follow.