I really didn't mean to perturb either of you by writing what I wrote on behalf of the plugin developer. I read his post and my heart went out to him. At one time, this plugin was his pet project and he apparently took a few hits from its users and decided to abandon it.
Those of us who write code for others know that it can be hard to satisfy everyone and, in his case, he wasn't being compensated for the time he invested.
True. Documentation is lacking but the framework is there and following his work will save me days of coding. I'm seeing the plugin working just fine on version 3.1.2 and I know enough about WordPress development to sort out what is needed to make the code work for the purpose at hand.
I am working on a client project. I understand the software has to be both reliable and work with future upgrades. I've been doing this for years now.
Once again, didn't mean to ruffle anyone's feathers here. I need all of you on my side when I'm looking for ideas. Thanks again for your feedback. :)