I could have told you this years ago. It's the reason why Ashen Galaxy is small and sucky compared the more ambitious projects of my peers: I worked a goal that I could manage in a reasonable amount of time. I didn't try to surpass Nova in any way. My goal was to create something that changed up the ordinary combat dynamics, that was all.
Looking at Nova again, I'd like to make an expansion for the EV:C TC. That's an extremely manageable goal.