As long as you're happy with the work you both put into it (and you don't feel that it's totally 1-sided or anything), then I encourage you to do what you're doing! I agree that the thread did become entirely depressing.
It really means the world to me when someone is willing to work with me on something, meeting half-way and whatnot. If he can't appreciate that, then he's crazy. You're practically a living gold mine!