I 110% agree that a decent TEI Cookbook would do wonders. Wearing
another hat, I give talks about how to make open source projects
succeed, and one of my bullet points is "get someone to write a proper
book". Having an O'Reilly book about your project lends it credibility
in the marketplace.
Additionallu, I confess that Lou Burnard and I have a contract to write
a TEI book for Addison-Wesley, now much overdue. If I could get a job
which let me spend more time on the T