...ok, I've been doing a lot of thinking, and I'd like to volunteer to be assistant lead.
Admittedly, this seems kind of random (and partly pointless, as my motherboard is incapacitated ATM...), but I really think this project has too much potential to just "die".
That being said, I do think maybe a full rewrite of the codebase would be impractical at this point, but I really think it's possible to try and get a release out. I mean, Final Fantasy I had a single programmer. There's no way this can fail, especially given that we have a capable (crappy, and horrible, but capable) engine already in place.
Yoko Shimomura > ryo (supercell/EGOIST) > Hiroyuki Sawano >> everyone else