I'm glad you like and have been inspired by my old work. Having good fans when my pack was active really helped me out through some tough times in my life. However I'm sorry to disappoint, but updating the pack is probably not going to happen for many reasons:
-MCPatcher (which my pack was developed alongside of) is dead. Many of the features I was in progress of working on (and helping to design) are now unusable on the current version of the game and unsupported by Optifine.
-I work more than 40 hours a week at a very stressful and brain-numbing job. The thought of working even more than I already do for something that won't help pay the bills or replace the need for my actual job is unpleasant.
-I don't play Minecraft anymore, and if I felt like playing or modding something like it, I'd just go with Space Engineers or Medieval Engineers instead. Its developers are much more technically competent and their product is already more polished than Minecraft despite still being in Early Access.
-Working on the pack was a full-time job when I kept it regularly updated. It would do the exact opposite of freeing up time. At times I stayed up longer than 48 hours on patch days to finish my updates and provide live troubleshooting and quick fixes. I would eventually go to bed actually hallucinating.
-I don't get many people sending me messages to update the pack anymore. You'd be the first one I can even recall from this year. I think 'tons' of fans is a bit blown out of proportion. I peaked several years ago.
-My talent for making Minecraft textures may currently be overstated. I've not done much work with art in years, and as far as my knowledge of putting together a pack goes, most of that has been completely forgotten and obfuscated further by Mojang's repeated changes to the formatting. At this point, I honestly wouldn't even know where to begin if I were to start up my image editor and open my Minecraft working folders.