Well, we've been at it a week and it's really turned out to be a good thing!
I got Aila and one of my daughters to join a party so we could all work together on some things, and it's going really well. We've taken down two party quests -- the Basi-list and a horde of Feral Dust Bunnies. I'm still fine-tuning my task lists and tweaking the penalties/rewards, but it's been kind of fun to look at my life from this perspective.
More importantly, I've been much better about keeping some things straight in my life. It does seem to motivate me well, and having real people in my life playing along helps keep me accountable.
So I'll keep at it. Right now we're after Lunar Shards. Hopefully they'll explain what we should do with them here at some point.