I've decided that it is better if I just self-regulate my usage of the forums so that I can address topics as needed. I still might not be able to contribute to every thread, but I will try to read over what I can.
I will still be using Fridays to do dev updates and stream on Twitch.
Happy to say that I will be demoing the new improvements soon. Obviously I can't afford to lose much more time on engine-related stuff, but the game needs to be playable and that means that performance and visuals need to be acceptable. The new perspective camera (if set to one of the higher detail levels) now looks quite similar to the isometric screenshots in terms of quality, and performance is good enough that I can proceed with other tasks now. I'll provide screenshots and videos this friday after a little more tweaking.