Phil that is an excellent post and one that certainly helps. Im lucky in that I have time, I hope, on my side being only 19. I also have a decent amount of space to grow on seedlings.
Growing plants is rewarding enough, but having a goal to achieve makes it even more exciting in my opinion. It would be great to have a plant that truly has unique characteristics.
I know what you mean about some people not putting much thought into crossing there plants. Some hybrids that pop up are terrible and wonder why they were not binned. I plan to be hard and hopefully only keep 5 - 10 plants from any one cross to flowering size. I have been told some plants can time to develop hidden traits. Would you agree with this ?
Once you have found you 'Keeper' flava, leuco etc etc, do you then get rid of your original stock to make room for more plants in the future ? Do they still have a use ?
I still think / hope I will keep things on the simpler side. I feel its better to produce quality plants rather than cross everything and anything together hoping I will get lucky.
Speak soon & feel free to post any more helpful info, im sure its not just me benefiting from this great info.