Thanks Planet, Tangor. As for the $3000 per month, I kind of fudged the numbers. We spend between $1200 and $1500 per month on content, and we produce as much content as we buy, so I threw out the 3k number.
That being said, you're right Tangor, "Folks will do what they do" and I have been arguing for this idea to be legitimate. However, I'm accomplishing my goal of having other webmasters poke holes in my idea before I go balls deep into a project of this size.
What I am hearing is, that nobody hear hates the idea, they just don't think it's the best use of time and resources.
And for that, I thank you guys ...