Kevin's post implies that this was going to be added to the FAQ/Errata sheet. I have the version from July, 2008 and this does not appear to be in place - does anyone know if this errata was dropped intentionally, or if this was an oversight?
Well, there have been a few "on the spot rulings" made by Kevin and that never made it into the FAQ. You can check Makabriel's list of questions on the FFG forum to see a bunch of them. Of the whole lot, there is only one of those rulings which I don't apply in my games (because poor Kev clearly was drunk that day ).
As for those two rules, I think they work fine. Mind you, the "auto-forfeit" rule never came close to occurring in our games, anyway.
In general, I tend to weight my sources like so:
1- The latest FAQ
2- Kevin's personal feedback/posts
3- The original rulebooks
4- My opinion and/or the BGG consensus