I guess I'm just used to going about things this way. Most of the personal business I've done has been sort of "freelance" custom fab work. So there's always a great deal of client input and when somebody is paying good money, they expect top notch work, no blemishes. So I figured why not produce something in some numbers, but go about it the same way? Lots of customer/vendor input. And one thing I've learned above everything in manufacturing quality control: If you plan out every little detail first, you can produce a much better product at the same cost as a far inferior product which doesn't have the initial planning behind it. I'd rather push the release date back a few weeks and have a really good product than get something mediocre out right away.
I'm glad that folks have been posting and pm'ing me about this... Really keeps the creative juices flowing and I think it will result in a much better final package