Thanks everyone, I appreciate all your kind words!
And Pete, the reason for the flatter swing is to get to a more "normal" swing plane. My homemade swing had evolved to the point it was way too upright and over the line. This was making it hard to time on a day to day basis. The compensations I had to make with my old swing to hit the ball, were many. My goal is to make it as simple as possible so that special timing is not necessary for good ball striking.
I did forget to mention that I was still practicing my short game while I was doing the two weeks of just drills. A good short game is very important to good scoring, you can't skimp out on the practice time here!