Multiple widget instances

I've read where there is an issue with running multiple instances of a widget on a site... as in... you can't.

I'm hoping that we can take a look at this again and see if we can put a fix together. Most, if not all, of the themes that are produced here have multiple layouts that use different sidebars. So if we put a widget in the sidebar for one part of the site there is no way to utilize that widget in areas of the same site... I realize that I'm not saying anything new here and that this is a known issue.

I'm just running into problems with this limitation, specifically with the blogs and global posts widgets.

I suppose another option would be to be able to call the widget directly without putting it in a sidebar, but I don't think this is possible either.

Any thoughts on how I can get this done?

Thanks in advance. Keep up the great work.