The OP does show some reality. So do the responses. Kudos to the old hands here who restrained themselves in an effort to critique without being overly critical (and to those providing humor). Also, if you are beginning to mod, be patient, take time to get to know people and stick with it (if life allows). Ask for help but ask wisely.
With the Steam players coming in, there is a real chance to get a big boost in modding if modders "keep the door open" for them.
And @Fuzzy Logic...I think I may have had the first evidence of parallel universes affecting one another here.
I was on my iPad and typed, "I find it disturbing to hear a Vulcan say, "Frelling"." and the autospellcheck replaced "frelling" with trekking. Is this some distorted mirror universe?
...and if you drove hear, bought a ticket, parked your car and got popcorn--don't blame me because you watched the movie!
I am curious about frantic colonizing. I just tried some stuff out and got some surprising results myself there. Even though my member number is millions of times higher than your own, I'd still give you a listen.