my name is Florian, I am a programmer and games researcher from Germany.
I am currently hacking on an open source game engine for game research purposes. I've joined RPG Revolution for the really good game art and the talented people here.
So far I do not have any RPG Maker experience apartf from looking at some screenshots. But since my engine is heading in a smililar direction, I think this is the place to discuss and ask for opinions.
If I find one or two people here who would do some Beta-testing of my engine, then it will be an extra benefit.