Well, the problem with WotC customer service clarification is that it is suspect. They rarely drill down into the text to actually see what is written there and tend to rule from a very high level (i.e. they look at the surface of the rules and do not take into account how rules interact with each other which is why battlerager did not work right out of the box).Should we put this to vote for judges or I can use it (pending clarification from WoTC support if somethree or somefour would put the question to them)?
Your best bet is to put it up for a vote here because at least that way, it becomes a solid rule here as opposed to assuming that your interpretation of ambiguous text is correct.
It took 6 weeks for anyone to respond to you. This is mostly important to you. It'll become important to the judges if you ask for a clarification.It doesn't seem people find this terribly important, there isn't much commenting and you KD is only one commenting and looking for rules.