What we are trying to do is not web (only). It's Mac OS X stuff and beyond our individual capabilities. So going alone like you put above, is just not the option.
I see what you're saying. That's difficult. It's very tough to find that 'technical co-founder' though I'm starting to get tired of that idea (literarily).
But in any case this is coming down to raising funds to hire talent. And raising funds in my eyes now doesn't have to be directly related to the startup, but maybe to just augment the business model. Something that doesn't require the Mac OSX part of it that can generate some income or interest. I'd like to initially avoid investors...
That being said, I'd love to have a partner, rather than an employee any day of the week.