Can I just tell you all how awesome you are? Your responses to what you want in a crochet book have been the BEST! I can not tell you how much I want books exactly like what you described. And It makes be jump for joy that I'm not alone. You guys love what I love. Its awesome! So publishers out there, take a look at the comments, I think you guys have a least a dozen instant hits on your hands!
On a completely unrelated note, I'll be on Knit and Crochet Today this week again. I'm teaching and giving tips to the Crystal Lace Bolero. Check it out if you can. How cool is it that Kassie is wearing my bolero the whole segment?