> I don't think that the CentOS team is out to "save the world".
It's perfectly clear... it was proposed in comments above that a route for bugreports and bugfixes _could_ be attempted _if_ there are desire and resources for that. This way clone-generated bugreports might come with proposed (and probably even tested in overlay repo) fixes to have somewhat higher value in upstream bugzilla. Still such fixes would only have one way of getting into the main repo or updates: via upstream distro.
Of course, those who prefer living with known bugs because they also have known workarounds are quite in their will to cope with things this way, it's absolutely no blame for a sysadmin whose job is working systems.
Maybe they were calm children not wielding a screwdriver for no reason and always using their toys as prescribed. :)