I'd like some validation or correction from the developers and community to my plan using a collection of WPMU plugins to create an organizational website that has membership feature along with custom member pages that are searchable by public users based on geodata.
I may have been at Ballmer's Peak (http://xkcd.com/323/) when I first signed for the pro pack, because I vaguely remember I had a plan to use the Membership, Directory, CustomPress, and Google Maps plugins to add a membership functionality to an organizational site.
Each paid member was to have a custom post-type with custom fields such as their business location and contact information. The business information of at least two of the member-types would be searchable by anonymous requests based on geodata (street address, zip code). Lastly, the overall member directory could be managed to provide further services to those members, though renewals and such should be as automatable as possible. Certain members would have privileged access to create content on the site, such as classifieds.
All that being said, now that its a couple of days later, I'm struggling to put those pieces back together. I started creating the custom taxonomy for the members and had thought that I could also create the custom fields for the members but can I be assured that I can protect or isolate sensitive field data while still providing the functionality I am looking for above?
Commentary and questions desired as I'm certain it will help me sort through the cobwebs here, since its far too early for me to break out the 'development bourbon'.