Hi, Ewokbuns! My name is Ajaxan and I am the head developer of the Atlas Project. I am a long time server creator having made 4 servers not including this one over my 5 years doing so. I promise you that I have both the experience and knowledge to lead this project through to completion. I totally understand why you feel that this server is just a far off dream but I assure you it is real and is nearing completion.
If you want proof of this, look no further than our discord channel (https://discord.gg/RkjPJx4) where more than 50 people have gathered to make sure that this server does happen. Even more, check out spigot where we have posted some of our custom plugins. Finally, check out our website mc-atlas.com (still a large WIP). We wouldn't go through all the effort to make these things if we weren't serious about getting this server out. As a matter of fact, our Beta begins in early March. Tomorrow, the Atlas dev team will be meeting to provide an exact date for the start of the beta as well.
Finally, if you have any questions feel free to ask me or add me on discord! Ajaxan#5642
Hope to see you online!