Spending too much time examining and studying amazing designers such as Zapf and Slimbach, you get an itch. This is the byproduct of such an itch. This is a first for me. It has been completely rewarding.
It is far easier to create a silly display text where the creator isn't subject to the history, legacy, and stylistic tendencies in typography.
Attempting a serif opens you up to a world of scrutiny and pain. Such is life. I couldn't bring myself to taking the lazy way out with a knock-off display type. I'd much rather subject myself to the ruthless and systematic dismantling of typophiles - otherwise what is there to learn? Even though this is far from finished, it has proven an extremely valuable learning experience.
If it is possible, I have even a greater respect for the craftspeople of type after this exercise.
Thanks to all of your for your interest and support.