Yeah I should have known the cheating comment wouldn't go over well.
I've done it a bunch of times myself. Never really thought of the boil fining agents like whirlfoc and Irish moss in the same regard but that is a good point brew2. You've both just about convinced me to go ahead and add gelatin just for the sake of gettin' er done. Black - have you ever crashed for 2+ weeks with this particular yeast? It flocs like concrete, hence my concern.