For christ's sakes, Thom, calm down! We all know who you are, there is no need to be rude! I was posting at the same time as you, and was just trying to help.
My comment is still valid - there is no LMCE device for VFDs even if there is a class that's not much use to a user without a DCE device is it? I was simply reflecting other comments from senior members like totallymaxed who has said in the past that he would like to see VFDs more fully supported. Even if some parts of LMCE can display data on some devices (which is what I think you are saying) wouldn't it be better if there was a general DCE device to do this that could receive messages from all other devices in the system and display data about everything that LMCE is doing?
That sounds very like I am totally subscribed to the mantra you always enforce - no duct tape, it should be designed into the system from the ground up using DCE!!!