Trebor, why is fixing the sound a low-priority issue? I'm not exaggerating when I say it's bad enough to not really bother with versions 1.37 (and later) when it decides to start desycing. Are you saying that it should be left alone entirely, or do you at least agree that it should be fixed at some point in the future?
Again, it's why I haven't moved on from 1.36. I really want to use the more recent versions, but I can't see myself doing it until it's finally fixed.