Dont be discouraged about procrastination. A few of us have that problem (not Hoss). I too had started with the idea of retrofitting a mill and was merrily but slowly going about my way in doing so.
Then 2 or 3 things happened rapidly, Xnaron showed a piece he had made for his G0704 that had a nice finish. Hoss took notice (I had teased Hoss a month or so before after going to a hackerspace meeting in Houston and seeing printers in action) and the H1 became available at such a reasonable price, using Mach and all of the knowledge would transfer when and if I did convert my mill.
Share everything you can and a few of us will be watching it all. Congrats