This is a quick follow-up post from last month's coverage of some threads at Cre8asite and SEW, discussing creating new search engines and titled Building a better search engine.
Apparently, after a month or so of trying, SEW member David has decided that he can't do it by himself after all, and is asking for others that may be interested in partnering with him on the project. If you have thought about building a search engine or directory but also felt it was too large of a task, perhaps you should contact him?
All I ask is that if you get something going you come back to the forum and let us know how things are doing, as I am sure many would be interested in hearing more about the trials and tribulations of undertaking such a project.
See the request for partners at post #20 of the thread at Search Engine Watch Forums.