Sounds cool. I have a two week vacation coming up (starting monday) in which I'll have a lot of time to waste.
I'm a 4th year AI and 1st year CS student. I have about 2 years of Java experience, though I have trouble starting up any projects of my own. I am however able to write good chunks of code as soon as I figure out where to start. I'm in this mainly to learn more programming (the same reason I started CS this year) so almost any game idea goes. I really like the idea of a persistent world populated with AI, however.
I may have some ideas for other uses of your isometric-p2p-platform, if it works out well. I am a bit of a proponent of opensource, so I'd like to know your opinion on that (though it's not make/break for me).
I also think it will be hard to cash in on a system like this, especially since it's serverless. You'd need to really make it worthwhile to your players to earn any real cash on this, but it's all about the challenge.
Last but not least, I'll PM you including an email-adress so you can reach me faster.