I've done it, successfully built LFS. It was a major accomplishment for me. I'm proud of it. Now the question is where to go from here?. I could continue the build add users and X . I have a much more important goal as I was so overcome by errors and mistakes that I don't feel I've learned as much as I should have. Now there is not as much pressure to complete. I can gracefully move along and read man pages of programs I'm installing so I'll have a better understanding of what I've got.
Also another point, I skipped the optimizations of the packages and want to incorporate that into the build as well.
I've decided since talking on IRC and reading into the BLFS some that the new book will be out shortly so I'm going ahead and building the Development book this time as well.
wish me luck !