AnD4D - Yeah I think you are right, but also that's not the way it should be. C2 is great because it is fast, and having 2 people will get things done 4x faster. So, it's in everyone's interest to work together in at least small groups, then we all get our games faster than we could alone while helping others.
But what you say is true, it's not the easiest thing to collaborate on, which is why I want more practice doing so! :D So far it's been mainly me and my artist, then also a few small collabs without an SVN, and they are hell, but I think on SVN should be pretty cruisy.
And my graphical skills are totally dreadful, which is why I work with a fantastic artist ;) My real love is design and engine creation. I am forever refining and recreating systems to make development easier.
If you find you want a little help I'm happy to lend a few hours here and there obligation free even. My artist could through together a few pieces for us too if it's something original. I just think the community needs to pull together more if we want to see some grand games come about.