My biggest opinion regarding workarounds and bugs, is that we're sweeping
things under the rug that should at least be documented, and perhaps
fixed...or even punted upstream if its serious enough.
Changing the status quo may require some adjustment though, but I suppose
we could start by openly documenting a bug if we find a workaround that
does not already have a bug number associated with it. I've seen several
ebuilds where workarounds are applied, but the workaround also has a bug
number in the comment.