I do apologize for the lack of updates and replies, it has been a busy couple of weeks for me in the real world.
I am considering a Patreon account for support of a website, as web hosts are not cheap, for a couple of reasons. One reason is that Github packages up MB-Lab as ‘MB-Lab-1.7.3’ for example and Blender does not like periods in the package. This is one of the most common issues MB-Lab has, the first step to installing. I am keeping it on Github for dev purposes of course but to release it as a package on a website would help. The current website has a really long URL that is not memorable, so that too.
MB-Lab 1.7.4 is almost ready for release, the shaders have been changed and working on the texture maps now. Had to do some re-assigning of shaders to the eyes to make them fully procedural. Also fixed a startup bug that kept adding lights to files when they were deleted, the lighting setup by default is set to False now. Thinking of changing the lighting setup itself too, using area lights and updating the code as well. There was the idea of throwing an HDRI file in the project BUT that would just add more to the size of the project than be useful.
I appreciate the kind words from you all, keeps this project going