Yes you're right, things do need to get finished
The reason I've abandoned my last project for the time being at least is because I realised it was probably a bit too ambitious for now - and I'd probably spend six months working on it, discover I was no-where near finished, get, bored, and sentence it to gather dust on a CD-ROM somewhere behind my PC
At least with this project, the coding will be relatively easy (shoot-em ups are piss-easy to write), I can complete it in a matter of months (maybe sooner) and it will be fun to play afterwards, too.
As far as the whole issue with the Bitmap Brothers getting arsey about me using their sprites, I was actually intending to send it to them as a sort of job application when it's done!
You have to have dreams...