Great to see this topic popping up here - I'm completely and totally biased, as I work for the Experimental Aircraft Association (www.eaa.org), the organization dedicated to supporting the homebuilt aircraft world.
We have an RV-6A in our staff flying club, and a group of us are building a Zenith CH 750 on evenings and weekends. Here's our blog if anyone wants to have a look: http://zenith750project.com
And lava - I got to fly a Falco F8L (terrible designation, if you pronounce it!) a few years ago, and it was every bit as smooth as you could imagine!
@daemonsquire - bear in mind that, by the time you do actually fly, you're far, far better trained to deal with emergencies than we ever are as drivers...
@stjohn - congrats on the first flight!