I needed to refine the wp_query a little so I added a few new options to the pagelist shortcode. You can now order the results, exclude pages, limit the number of returned pages, adjust the search depth to pick up grandchildren, great grandchildren etc...
More details can be found here.
if you just want to download it you can find a zip with the patch here
I'm also going to submit the patch to dragonfly, and hopefully they will merge it with the official plugin.