Reasoning for discontinuation
I discontinued this pack because it was very unpopular. I got 500 downloads in one year, nearly all of the downloads from the last 6 months. Even still, I only got comments on it every so months, and generally not much of it was actual feedback.
Even as the pack progressed, popularity and number of actual users did not seem to increase. I know this is my fault, because I released the pack too early in production, and did a very poor job of "selling" the pack on this thread, because I did not have good enough visual media, and I did not actually show/talk about the the large amount of features that actually make this pack great.
I also failed to keep up-to-date images on this thread, as I released it early, and I was improving it so much that I would constantly need to update the screenshots which was a hassle.
Future of the pack
Now that I have recognized the problem, I know what to do. I am continuing work on the pack, and will not release it until it is 100% new textures, meaning no vanilla textures or ones that I made early on for the pack, so I can give the pack the release it deserves. I will do all of the things I have wanted to do for the pack, including all of the paintings being redone, and alien villagers.
I might add more mod support (such as random mobs, more CTM, or even support for fantasy mods such as Thaumcraft).
I might make multiple versions of the pack (besides the normal version) such as a barebones version of the pack, meant to run on lower-end computers such as netbooks with no mod files included and no partial transparency in images, and possibly an extended version with double resolution mobs and more mod support.
What you can do to help
If you like this pack, and have feedback in its current state, please PM your feedback. Most of the feedback I received about the pack was from Balduran, Turek, and Darklight10, all who I had PM conversations with basically on what they thought of the pack and how I could potentially improve it.
Most of the feedback I received from Turek, however, he has stepped down from it due to technical problems. If you would like to fill the role of helping me improve the pack, are active on the forums, possibly have texturing experience (so you know what you're talking about), and like the pack, please PM me!
Get notified about the release of the redux version of this pack
When the pack is 100% not vanilla (everything!) and older textures have been redone, and I have made images for the thread, it will get a new topic in the texture packs section (and this one will be hidden).
At that time, I will notify anyone following this topic of what has occurred. If you would like to be notified when the new thread is posted, please follow this topic.