I expect to be diving into GeoMason one month from now, so this comes
at an appropriate moment. Even if it is still a work in progress,
GeoMason is a much more powerful tool with this document by its side.
My first reaction would be to note that there is life beyond ESRI.
Especially in the field of research, where tools like MASON have their
main market, commercial GIS software is clearly on the decline. What
library are you using to access spatial data? Have you considered