>> >My larger question is this: what is the best way to allow for customized handles like this?
> Hmmm, I have no idea.
> I guess you know more about the code and possibilities. :)
In my opinion, it'd be very good to include this in the discussion on UI improvements John, Brian, Mikkel and others are (going to be) having.
Possibly, this is just a matter of flipping a bit there (i hope :-)