Don't sweat it, Boston. I get the same response when bringing up the same questions of addons that have gone without significant updates for 6+ months :p
Pusikas: To be fair, Toadkiller hasn't posted on the WowAce forums in 27 days, and there have been no Toadkiller updates to AutoBar in about 2.5 months - which is the exact amount of time you suggested waiting: http://fish.wowace.com/changelog/WowAce/trunk/AutoBar
On the other hand, Toadkiller seems to still be logging on so hopefully he's just too busy to work on it temporarily.
Thanks HunterZ, I'm not sweating it :D this isn't the first time I've had a run in with a Sr. Member (or higher). To be honest I think they need to get an attitude check at times and leave their options out of it. It's amazing that the site admin allows them to flame people like they do when this is supposed to be a community site. People often ask questions and get the same attitude for no reason.
As for my original question, it wasn't just to the author but to the community. I was looking to see if anyone had any idea, I looked around and in my humble opinion I left that a code change was in order but I could be wrong and was hoping that someone had an answer.