You've a third right here, have we a quorum? Let's find out.
VL 6.2 (calling SOHO's base 6.1) would buy more time to get 7 ready.
On the other hand, if the usual devs were to deviate for 6.2 or such, 7 just won't be ready.
Having VL 7 as soon as a good 7 can be had is important and will take the dev team + more. There're just not enough of the usual crew to do both. I don't like the concentration on 7 as, like you, I don't want it for my own use right now. Given available people, it's the right call for VL's future though.
I still want my 6.2. If that's to happen, ideally it'd be without anyone on the dev team participating -- maybe looking in, but not taking any time.
So from here, it looks like it'll have to be done by people who have, on average; less knowledge, perhaps little project experience, and precious little time. If that's generally true, my suggestion is to work on the parts one can or will individually, but publicly. Otherwise more time is spent talking and organizing than doing. The hope is that with everyone's work, thoughts, and study available, a consensus might coalesce. Not all that likely, but it wouldn't be a waste. True, 95% of efforts wouldn't be included even if something did come of it, but that comes with the territory.
Now if someone can start putting a place to try that together (I'm fairly new, but pretty sure this isn't the place) I'll do what I can, when I can, which isn't much or often. But it's something. So is your not much or often.
It's bound to be vaporware. Call it "vaporlinux". "vl" (lower case) for short, which is both classy and of course quite original.
Worst case somewhere else, we'd alienate each other; but as the population is that of the VectorLinux community, I think our worst case is we might learn something or have fun. And maybe, just maybe, we can develop some things, processes, or people along the way that can really contribute to big VL.
If you just wait long enough, I'll start putting the venue together. But it's the kind of thing I'm worst at and will take longer than producing VL 7 or even VL 8 will. Someone's handy at this and can do it fairly quickly. As "this" hasn't been defined yet, how well it's done isn't as important as when. It's gonna change anyway.
Prospects for solid results aren't good, so I'm as much open to another method as any of us. We know there are enough people interested to have a quorum. But are we interested enough to try and fail and fail and fail again, and then maybe . . . ?
I can't just bite through my tongue anymore, how about you?