No, don't feel bad about it, I'm somewhat burned out on the whole Ambersons thing anyway. Besides, your version was a big inspiration and showed what remarkable things can be done with the right equipment, resources, and enthusiasm. If I were to make another draft with female voices, as I planned, it might be as good as yours, but why bother? You've already done it very well, although I have considered doing some of the scenes that you chose not to do, and then reedit the whole thing into a composite version. With all the different versions of the film that were previewed before it was released, the "original" TMA was already a nightmare of what Rosenbaum calls "textual uncertainty" anyway, so why not make it an even bigger nightmare?
Having said all this, however, I have a sinking suspicion that voiceover versions like ours in any form are not the approach that potential producers would want. I agree with you 100 percent that voiceovers are the best way to go, but to purists (as I suspect most potential producers are) voiceovers represent an extraneous element that was not part of the original film, so they are simply not acceptable. Jeff Wilson says that what we're doing is not a restoration, and of course, he's right. The only reason I've called it a restoration is because I keep forgetting to call it what I think it is, which is an "essay" (although "reconstruction" might work too). If we pitched the project as an essay, perhaps voiceovers might be more acceptable, but I doubt it.
I sympathize with your 400 hours of work. I think I have probably put in at least that, but with vastly inferior equipment to yours, so the results have been quite crude looking, as you've seen. Jaime Marzol says he'll run it through his computer, so maybe he'll be able to do something with it. As for a subtitled version, it could probably be done fairly quickly if I had the right resources, but I don't, so I'll keep slithering along at my own pace. As you said, it's very difficult to find time for it, and it's exhausting physically and mentally with not many prospects for professional assistance so far. But I'm glad that you, Jaime and I have at least got the ball rolling, even if it does seem stuck at the hobby level at this point. Who knows, maybe Citizen K's will be the best one yet.