Hello everyone, been awhile since I have posted here.
I ran into Brett and his wife last month at the FMF in Orlando and had the chance to talk with them for a few minutes. He is doing more than dabbling in producing.
I asked him when we would be seeing him on stage and playing again, and he said not for a long time. He is putting all of his efforts into producing. He said that when you are producing people won't take you seriously if you are still in a band. They are afraid you might leave go on tour, and producing other bands and artists won't be your top priority. So he is putting his all into being a producer at this time. He looked great, and seemed really happy with his choice.
Hope that helps.