Midway through development timeline, attended Boston Drupal conference.
Attended a seminar on messaging and notification frameworks
Goal was to create module and api to get rid of the 100+ modules that provided bits and pieces of such functionality
Opted to use framework over building own large module to perform same functionality
Created module (comment_notifications) to email user when comment added to their node.
We were able to get back email news letter functionality through a module called simplenewsand ‘pretty’ emails via small modifications to the mimemail module (which has now been properly upgraded by the maintainer – need to upgrade our module)