btw, want to say big ups to m3freak for the workup on this.
Here is what I am going to do... I am going to automate the process and make it available in web-admin... so you can just select an upgraded alsa version if your hardware requires it, keeping the rest of the world on our rock solid version.
My only fear is the people who think that they HAVE to have the newest bluest, and break something trying to get it, simply because it is there. I will try and adequately warn users not to select it if they don't need it.