I’ve been working with this book for 2 1/2 months, and today I got finished with all the grammar points! Although I study for the N2, I also studied all the N1 grammar points in this book. What’s done is done, right? From this point onward I will only read about grammar points when I discover them. With the Dictionary of Basic and some parts of the Intermediate Dictionary there is not much need for any more of it at this point. I’m just glad that I finished it, that I understood most of the examples and grammar points. Because I wasn’t working with online dictionaries, doing all my look-ups of some of the unknown words with my Kanji dictionary, I also became quite fast at that. It was also both a good reading practice and a good way of acquiring some more knowledge of grammar. This book overall is a great resource!
As for my other project, learning Maya in Japanese, I think of stopping with it. The reason is that not even the Designers in Japan seem to use the Japanese version, and we are talking about Japanese people here. It seems logic that they prefer the English version, because most resources, except books written and published in Japanese, are written in English and available Online. As nice as it would be to be able to say that one day I can work and code in an Japanese environment, I don’t know if it is worth all the effort, as my resources for Japanese tutorials other than the Online help, is unavailable. But i’ll have to see about that, as no final decision has been made at this time, and my trial is running for quite some more time.