Hey, thanks a lot for the info guys.
Sod: What do you mean by, plugins that record block placement? I'm currently trying to see what else I can throw in the mix but I have a feeling compatibility will limit me to the standard Tekkit package. Is the BlockPlaceEvent issue relevant to plain Tekkit? If so, I found a thread (http://forums.technicpack.net/index.php/topic,4645.0.html) supposedly fixing the problem - is it still useful a month later?
Yuriy: I noticed on quick inspection there are one-block logic gates which was great to see. I'm sure there's plenty more I'll like. Yeah, I like a struggle, haha. Could you elaborate, why disable forestry, the mining laser and quantum armour? (EE's already out of the picture). Forestry seemed rather intriguing actually.
I'll certainly be going through the mod wikis to get a handle on things. Do you have any tips on getting my head around how everything works together?
PS- Do you have any idea how compatible 'Better than Buildcraft' is? It'd be great to integrate some Better Than Wolves.