Thanks for the reply Tim. This is what I wanted to hear! Moodle 2.0 can't come out fast enough if you ask me ;)
But another question relating to this: Will the tracker issue you linked to allow "Shortcuts" to these files, or will you still have to copy them over from Moodle? I'm guessing it's the former, given that we can do the latter already (albeit with some extra steps), but I just wanted clarification because people at work are asking about it.
Cheers, and excuse the late reply. My allocated time for Moodle has been shrinking more and more