if I or others can help in any way, don’t hesitate to ask! You don’t have to tackle this alone. Looking at the conversations in the slack channel there are others who would like to aid.
Maybe describe what your problems are or show what you have got until now and people can offer their insights or even help with coding.
Maybe no scaling back is needed. Just participation from the community.who knows.
But maybe you want to do everything on your own?
Hope I can help,
I prefer close-source personally.
I like what Perch is.
I don't want any changes other than on the UI side or else some plugins or add-on's.