As those who play Modern Skyblock 2 know, currently the pack starts off slow and gets faster as you play, mainly after obtaining metals. However that's not what it started as and it's not what I want it to be. Here's a list of how the pack changed over the major versions:
V2.0 - a kitchensink skyblock pack with the most or at least somewhat popular mods (not as planned, but because of limitations due to the mods that were then available)
V2.1 - had a bit more of a progression line as Recipe Manipulator was introduced
V2.2 - got a really grindy progression line in which resources progressively get easier and easier, as CraftTweaker was introduced, and got an FTB Utilities guide as there were no questbook mods then
V2.3 - continues the trend of 2.2
V2.4 - creative items were made somewhat craftable
V2.5 - introduced the idea of packmodes with which the grindy stuff got moved to expert mode
V2.6 - got a complete questbook
V2.7- moved to version 2.1 of Sky Resources with which resources became much easier
What did I want the pack to be like? Well, as Sky Resources 2 itself started as a mod that had a progression line in obtaining resources, I wanted the pack to be built around that progression line. However, nowadays the mod is different and the progression line I've layed out doesn't work with it. If you're wondering why I don't just configure it and change recipes for the mod to be as it once was, the simple answer is that, since it's the main mod, I want to keep it as unchanged as possible so that everyone can experience it for what it really is.
In my mind, Modern Skyblock 2 was never supposed to be grindy as it was from 2.1 to 2.5, but it was also supposed to have a long, not always linear, immersive progression line which takes the player through almost every part of every mod. Currently the pack is half of that and I simply cannot change that without completely changing its progression line. But that wouldn't be the pack you all know anymore, would it? So, I am stuck.
But let's go back for a moment, shall we? Modern Skyblock 1 was just a kitchensink pack for most if its existence. It only actually had a progression line for 10 versions and it was horrible. It was really grindy, but once you made a bucket, it became kitchensink again.
Modern Skyblock 1 was possibly my worst pack, but it taught me many things. Learning from my mistakes, I made Modern Skyblock 2, but what did that turn out to be? An impossible idea? An everlasting voyage? A player continuously looping through the void? Or maybe... just something different..
And what about me as a pack maker? I feel like I could have done better, I feel like I wasn't honest enough and like I sometimes let my irl problems affect the pack and its community.
I believe that this is where I let Modern Skyblock 2 go and start working on a new pack, one which has a progression line based around mods and not basic resources. Modern Skyblock 3, perhaps? Either way, I am going to release 1 more minor update for Modern Skyblock 2 and we'll see what happens next. So, I hope that you stay tuned, for whatever I do end up making next.
FWIW, this is one of the most enjoyable modpacks I've played in the past years. I'm sorry to hear you've lost your mojo, and decided to abandon this pack. I do hope we can expect some (minor) bugfixes for this pack still, so that we can at least finish it with the mods that are currently in it.