Update: The cider is done, the cider is good, the cider is on-tap.
It was a novelty this fall as it was different from brewing beer. There was more labor, peeling and pressing, and less sitting around watching water boil. It was like painting a room, a lot of prep, the the paint went on quickly after we set up. The paint is dry in only a week. With beer there is a really slow start, and then a lot of waiting for the finish line. Also, apple cider is not notorious for bloating like beer.
That's all I have to say about that.