I wasn't trying to bag the plugin, just trying to find a solution.
I did have a problem with BPS breaking WP 3.5, and I see that lots of others did as well, but it seems to be fixed now...thanks for all your work on this.
I've just gone through & upgraded WP on all my sites to 3.5.1, and upgraded BPS as well to .48, no problems at all & very happy with the results at this point, & also to see that you've made some impressive upgrades in the plugin functionality.
The original tutorial on WP security I followed, just used BPS for installing the .htaccess file, but I'm now reinstalling it on all my sites and will keep it upgraded & active.
Also I'll take a trip to the BPS page to give it 5 stars - I know it must be a lot of work to keep up to date with all the changes with WordPress, & I appreciate this.