@Bounz that is completely understandable. It is difficult to find time for a project like this while caring for a family and trying to earn an income.
Collaboration is the way forward here. No single person could manage a project like this. It would be nice if Gene chose to climb back on board but that may not happen.
For this to succeed a roadmap needs to be agreed so everyone knows what direction this project is going in.
Many users are providing their own solutions but there is not much contribution back to the project.
Maybe we could invite the remaining users of HG to tell us where they think they see the forked project is going and if it indeed has a future.