I am glad you are seeing results. I did not mean to sound like a whiner and I know that I overstated the case that no one ever paid attention to me in the past. But sometimes people keep doing other things and asking questions that I tried to answer dozens of times. Certainly not that I am a know it all or that I am right, just that I felt some did not even try the advice. If someone tries and find another way that works better for them then by all means that is fine. We are all on in this together and should share our experiences both good and bad. So I did not mean to sound so negative when I vented lol.
As for the abs, well as you know the main factor that exposes them is low body fat. Yes crunches and ab work will help build them up and that area hopefully will come into play. Additionally however, the shape of abs to vary from one person to another (just look at body builders to see the variation of the way they line up). I guess keep being consistent and persistent along with patient and see what happens.