It was definitely worth the wait. The space is so open and clean. The whole apartment feels bigger and brighter! It's by no means perfect - we tried to keep a reasonable budget nor did we radically change the layout but I love it.
I just have a couple of things left to do. First - it needs some artwork on the bare wall. I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with a jellyfish print but I'm still debating. (Maybe those jellies would look better in the living room?) The only other thing on the punch list is to change one of the backsplash outlets to a GFI so it matches (its driving me crazy looking at the mismatched outlets but I keep forgetting to buy a new one)
Once those things are done, I'll post all of the sources, etc. but if you have any questions, just ask.
In case you missed some of the prior posts, here are the shore kitchen project cliff notes: