Lori De Furio has responded to my recent comment on her blog.
Also she has started a new topic on the PDF Print Engine.
Suggest you start adding comments there if something seems to apply. (I still can't find a way to enable comments here....)
Starting with IPEX 2002, this blog covers events relevant for UK print, including Seybold and DRUPA. See also website at www.atford.co.uk