Exactly, David. Apart from very virtuosic things, there are a lot of what we might disparagingly refer to as New Age Doodles among the 10-string repertoire. I prefer real compositions, tightly constructed, by composers who have honed their craft, yet which are playable by ordinary mortals. Even when Gilbert gets far out in terms of harmony, it is always playable. And he always has a melodic sense, and - something I enjoy, if that's the right word - a melancholy vibe to many of his works.
I don't regard myself as a virtuoso, and would never pretend to be one, but that doesn't mean I should be left to play music which is compositionally poor. If I can learn this piece in three days, it shouldn't be beyond most intermediate-level players. I'm sure we'll get them published somehow.