The good news is that recently a patch was released that should rectify this issue! I will be applying this patch to all FreeBSD based LiveUSB releases going forward. Thanks for all of the community feedback and support on all of this.
For those that may be curious, here is the patch: http://people.freebsd.org/~jhb/patches/btx_real.patch. Moving forward (post 7.0R) all releases will be patched from the freebsd folks direclty.