I have to agree with Chris on this one... the 2 line change in one method is extremely minor for all the benefit (you get to use struts :).  I further agree that if you want IBM's action... to contact IBM directly. On the plus side... in my direct experience with IBM, then have been pretty good in providing e-fix's/patches when it is their problem.

Here to help,
Stephen :-{)

Stephen Brand
Software Architect