Darn, thats what I was afraid of with Cindy's place. I mentioned it to her. She just sighed and figured she'll think of something.
See, thats another potential use for the giant lamp I suggested previously. Something to counter the damned black fog. While I admit its a cool effect in natural caves, it sucks if you're a deep builder.
I just downloaded 1.9pre2 and am now derping around in a new Creative world. It looks like they've added a lot of potential ingredients for some kind of alchemy system, including ghast tears, spider eyes, fermented spider eyes, magma cream and blaze powder. Also, the Golden Apple's inventory icon has a purple sparkly effect, and there's a ton more music discs.
Lucky bastard. I've never even seen an Apple in the game, much less a golden one.