You want to downgrade because of the broken filters?
Yes. I used the v0.45 effects a lot that don't work with v0.46, plus I don't really use the new stuff that's included in v0.46. To tell the truth, I was just getting used to knowing, somewhat, how to use the tools available in v0.45. Not that I wouldn't use the v0.46 tools, eventually when I got more experience, but the tradeoff isn't worth it to me.
Did you ever get a response as to why the package request wasn't granted and the current version fixed?
No, I understand the developers are overworked and understaffed and pestering them is not my style. They'll get to it when they get to it.