Tim i totally agree a start / stop recurrence date would be huge.
If we had that.. we wouldn't really need the ability to import events as much ... the problem i'm trying to solve is
1. Cut down on the time my volunteers spend setting up events
2. not having to turn weekly recurring events on and off each week so they don't show up after they've occurred.
and while we are dreaming i'd love to be able to control what events show up in the schedule. Sometimes i really need more than 7 days to show up because i want people to know about specific things as they attend an event.