To add to Goa's post, the faction business, that is the one that SD/IC didn't use, can be of great use for your whole doctrines set up, as you can make people actually choose between which doctrine path to go down, versus all past versions of Sins where you would be able to research everything.
We're still coasting on being the only Sins mod to figure out how to do a moddb profile correctly. I think once you do the conversion that buys us another 4 months of unskinned model wip updates.
Moddb is an utter bitch. I highly recommend never setting your mod as being "Released", because if you do, there's a chance someone other than your staff will add the mod to Desura. If that happens, you will lose control over certain aspects of your mod's profile, because Desura > What the actual modders want.