No doubt, but we're essentially his beta (alpha?) testers right now. No one signed up for that, and the forum has suffered. You're right, I'm sure he's a busy guy. On the other hand, it was his decision to write something from scratch, and to not have reliable backups.
I don't mean to come off as a jerk. Mostly I'm bummed, because I really liked this forum. Anyways, enough out of me.
I just hate this "it's not easy, shut up" kind of mentality. It's not the forum users who put the forum in this state. We're trying to latch onto something to stick around!