I cannot confirm that. The richfaces-demo that uses facelets works like expected.
Most likely, the problem is on level how you use the component in your application. So, we need to have a test demo appl where the problem is reproducible.
You're absolutely right.
So first I'm gonna download and check with the nightly build of the demo, then if i really can't figure out what's the difference, i'll try to make a test-app.