Okay, a little bit more explanation. It appears that the row-locking strategy is only in place during ejbLoad stage of the CMP. Becuase of that, the finder has no knowledge of row-locking. This also invalidates the on-find loading strategy(it might as be on-load to save BW).
I guess row-locking a finder would be a nice feature to have. Dunno how much work is involved to make it work.
Ivan, thanks for the reply.