I'm fine with blunt and direct but here's my take:
I've been poking and reading the wiki and I can't even get a good grip on what LinuxMCE is and the high level architecture.
I get that DCERouter is important. I get that it is some kind of message passing / event driven interface / glue layer for various multimedia systems within linux. But I've read the FAQ and it sounds fairly complex to build the whole system. Without knowing where to start and how to do a hello world type starting point, I'm hesitant to dive into code and hope I figure it out.
Never mind, apparently I did not read the wiki well enough. Found the starting point... time to read.
The promise of MCE is tremendous but for me at least, finding answers has been hard.
Plus I have all the usual excuses of job, kid, just bought a new house (which is why I am even here).
By the way, I think this is a tremendous project that has applications way beyond media. Once I get a few more spare hours after my old house sells and I'm moved into my new place I'll sort through all the developer documentation, read the wiki, post some questions here, and then create the wiki page I think needs to be created to describe the high level architecture.