I too have had "scope creep".. Been without my LGT for 18 months.. i'll give some examples..
Brakes.. Custom mounted EVO brembos.. even though the overall cost was less than STI brembos.. i could have left the LGT brakes.
Suspension.. did i really *need* the Flex coil overs and EDFC?
driveline.. R180 and Spec B Axles.. i could have just run less power and been fine on the R160..
DEFI gauges.. didn't need those either.
LGT manifold swap from STI.. needs new intercooler piping.. I'm sure my old stuff would have performed fine..
my point is, all i needed when i started the project was a bottom-end rebuild.. and with what I've spent "extra" i could have done it twice over..
now the final question..
Were all the extra funds and setbacks worth it?
In the end, i'll say YES
.. but i haven't driven it yet.
.. i'm right there with ya on the whole procrastinating thing.. engine has been installed in my car for almost 3 weeks, and i have yet to fire it up.