It is really hard to find someone you can trust over the internet. How can you be sure not to get ripped off? Contracts? This gets complicated when people are from different countries.
Additionaly there are too many idea guys. They have no experience at all, don't finish their projects, aiming far too big. Sorting these people out takes time.
Usually you have to pay people for working on a project that is not based on their own idea. For me as an artist I feel the most assured if a programmer/designer is paying me. Ideally he knows what he is doing, finished a few games, knows how to make money out of it, works with placeholder graphics and sets a exact schedule with multiple deadlines.
But I wouldn't mind to share a project with someone, sharing the revenue. It would be nice to work with someone in synergy for 2 or 3 months and selling the game afterwards for example on flashgamelicense.com. By the way, what is going on with flashgameart.com? I can't login since i signed in. I wrote a mail. The answer was vague, something about architectural changes which will take a few weeks.
So in the past weeks I wrote to some guys and received some inquiries but often enough these people just stop sending emails at some point and I have no idea what is going on. Have they found someone already, are they cancelling their project or did they die? I have a lot of experience and I am at a point where I have the feeling that I know exactly what I am doing. I also consider my rates reasonably priced for a freelancer.
When I worked at a company, making games together with professionals, sitting in the same building, getting a salary and so on, everyone was determined and behaving decently. No bullshit. But over the internet? I still do not know if it is the internet or the people but so far I feel somehow disappointed.
Well, I still hope to find someone to work with over the internet, building a trusting relationship and making financially sucessful games.