I really enjoyed your article about your trip to Albania. My wife and I spent five weeks in the region last summer (basically, everything in former Yugoslavia but not Albania) and our experiences in Serbia, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bosnia were just as you have described. The natural beauty, the unbelievable multi-layered history, warm and hospitable people, the great food; just as you've described.
We hope desperately to return this summer. In fact, if you are interested we're looking to add a few people to our small group (maximum eight guests). As you learned in Albania, stuff is cheap in these places and the astounding beauty will keep us captivated the whole time. And, while we did not visit Albania last summer, we are going to incorporate five days of 22 in that country this year and most eliminate Croatia (too expensive and already "discovered").
My best, Will Hays