In nearly a month, Javelin is the only person who has contributed to this web-book without prompting from me (Mike @ M*U*S*H has been very helpful online! Thanks!).
As a result, I'm getting the impression that there isn't much interest in this. So, I'm opening this chapter to discuss abandonware status of this project (if I'm the only one actually interested in it, I think I'd rather pursue graphical MUDding).
Please contribute your thoughts (if another month passes without comments here, I'll interpret that as a sign).