||I propose a much simpler chart:
Stage I - A pristine stocker. BaT speculation material.
Stage V - As in 'V'ictorious. Kicks ass and takes names. Track Hero, Pink-slip Stripper, or Dyno Queen.
Stage X - As in solve for 'X', where X = When will it be done? Why doesn't it run yet? How much are all those parts on the shelf worth? Why did you buy another one when that one's not even [running|done|installed]? As X approaches infinity, insert spouse variable here.
Stage Z - Nirvana stage. It makes me happy. I drive it because. I Z therefore I am.