I've had some changes in my life and can't devote the time I once had to plugin development. I have two plugins that have fallen into the inactive category, but had/have users who like them. If you'd like to take on the maintenance of Cow Paths (1400 downloads) or Higher Skies (650 downloads), let me know. These are both relatively simple plugins that could serve as a great launch point for learning plugin development. All the code is open source on github. There are even some feature requests in github to help give you some direction, although you can really do whatever you want with them. Thanks for helping keep plugins people like alive.