Gathering information is great, but unless it gets "put together" clues are missed and leads are left unfollowed. A while back we posted an article on our site about organizing data and the importance of problem solving. The methods listed are not comprehensive, but perhaps breaking down that brick wall is as simple as moving the bricks.
I'm a genealogy researcher, writer and speaker who is still looking for the answer to several family history questions.
I also give family history seminars and lectures on a variety of genealogy topics.