wilderness - 4:49 pm on Feb 22, 2012 (gmt 0)
I am trying to do too many things at the same time right now
With htaccess, that time, is the time when you need to slow down the most and make sure you have the syntax correct.
Later on and as the size of your file progresses, it will take longer and longer to locate errors (especially when they fail to generate a 500 error and simply cause another line (s) not to function as you intended.
I just spent some two weeks going through a 1200 line file that had not been used in 2.5 years and it was a strain on the eyes and the patience.