My reaction the continued lack of crunch I want has been to just try to do it myself. My Paladin|Ardent of Corellon is sporting a shiny new homebrewed feat that lets him use Longswords as implements so he can use more than one longsword for the rest of the campaign, as our treasure output does not work for him needing a Holy Symbol *and* a weapon, plus it's thematic as all hell for Corellites. So I came up with a feat to let divine-classed worshipers of Corellon get longsword proficiency(eye to making it useful to non-eladrin cleric/invokers) and use longswords as implements. The DM was OK with it, and tacked on a +1/+2/+3 to Implement power damage at 5/15/25. (Which I thought was perhaps overpowered, but I'm not going to argue when the DM gives me things. :P )
Now, I'm lucky in that this is a 'home' game(Well, PbP, but), and my DM is actually open to homebrew. A lot of people aren't.
And that's why it annoys me even when I don't need it. It makes me kind of sad that, despite just making my Pally a shiny new toy, the CD:Corellon article didn't give him any shiny new toys. (If you're a Chaladin, which he is, there's no reason to take that PP over Champion of Corellon if you can pull decent DEX, which he has. And while he is half-elf and thus able to take it, other races...)
I want toys. I can make my own, I'm an elf, our centuries of enslavement to Santa Claus have taught us well, but sometimes I want toys someone else made, yeah?