Well, I've just had a perfectly ordinary day turned surreal. I won't bore anyone with details, but a friend dropped a bombshell. Oof.
Checked out gnome-libs 2.0 today to look at the doc status. Still trying to get it compiled...I'm debating whether or not to break my existing GNOME setup, or check out 2.0's compat features, or just install the basics in /usr/gnome or something. Sounds like a job for this long weekend. Sleep now.