I'm just thinking about this:
As we're a certain amount of new Max users since the M4L launch, and because Mike (the Tutorialist from max4live.info) may be a human being with only 24h a day like a lot of people on earth, and because we're excited and want to learn...
Why not create a "learn it yourself you stupid noob" thread, where we would propose simple patches ideas and then vote for one we'll have to built together, on week basis for example.
My english is not very good so I won't try to detail the idea, but fortunately this idea looks pretty simple so I guess I don't have to say more.
I've also post the idea on the max4live.info forum and at Ableton M4L forum.