Well, it's a bit sad that a game breaking bug like that seems so insignificant to you. :l
It's nice to know there's a workaround, but still, as a developer of games myself, I wouldn't be able to stand a bug like this not being fixed. X.X
it's never happened to anyone before and this game has been out for almost a year... i'm sorry that it gave you trouble though!
Just saying, to a developer, an unreproduceable bug usually isn't worth trying to fix.