We looooove LCCS, but we also recognize that if you're building a social site or application, its capabilities are one element of the overall picture - you still need to build your own user profiles, etc. One of the things we've been working on is a set of APIs to help solve some of the problems LCCS leaves for you to deal with, making the entire offering stronger as a whole.
I don't want to get too much deeper into it here. If you'd like to learn more, check out our site :
"APIs to help solve some of the problems LCCS leaves for you to deal with" ... that's a very negative statement aimed at the LCCS team. I think they provide solutions, and the LCCS package doesn't leave us with problems, it fills current problems. If LCCS creates any "new" problems, then a bug report would fix it, it sounds like your problems are make believe.