So I've had a chance to play with the beta version of the next SFC release a LOT more.. In addition to resolving a conflict I had with the "Theme My Login" plugin, this new version solved a problem I had with my Zen Cart template.
My Zen Cart template which uses sideboxes which have calls to displays my WordPress sidebars inside Zen Cart. In particular, the Like Box would not display when I called it inside my Zen Cart sidebox. I had actually come up with a decent workaround to this, but decided tonight to see if the new version of SFC would allow the call to the SFC Like Box to work.. and dammed if did indeed work!!
I like how much of a smaller footprint this new SFC version seems to have inside my WordPress admin.. Instead of a bunch of plugins and a master plugin, there's only one plugin and some configuration settings to deal with. I like that I can easily configure it for automatic display or using shortcodes. Overall this new version makes a good thing MUCH better.. Looking forward to the final release so I can move this to my live site..