I have finished my exercise in QuiltSmart Foundation Piecing. All in all, it was a positive experience. The pieces went together almost effortlessly and the points were perfect. I did have one issue with some instructions that were not quite clear to me, but they were worked out quickly and with very little ripping out.
The larger take-away however, is that this was something that I had wanted to try for a while and I finally did it. There are so many new technologies, tools and techniques that it is difficult to get to all of them.
It is important to try new things. My list of quilt projects to get done is probably a lot like yours. There are more great ideas brewing than there will ever be time to do. I like to try out the biggest hurdle next. QuiltSmart was not exactly a large step out of the comfort zone. They pretty much walk you by the hand through some spectacular piecing, depending on the pattern you choose.
However, the key is to stretch a little bit with each new project. You will never know what you can achieve until you try.