Correct. If you have the skills, go for it.
I don't yet, but I decided to spend less time on the internet arguing with numskulls and more time learning Python.
Dunno if Python would be a good choice for this sort of thing but I already have a project. More clients on more platforms would be good for bitcoin generally though, people still talking about a bitcoin rival seem to me to be missing some implications of this project, effectively they are talking about rivals to the current clients, not bitcoin itself.
Just my two toshi.