Dear Brian Boatright,
I can definitely see where you are coming from.
Unfortunately, for the time being, we rely on Nolics to provide for that part of the Sitefinity integration.
We are aware that LINQ is becoming the dominant technology and we are considering moving to Entity Framework in the near future. I hope that when that happens, this will ensure the support for VistaDB as well.
Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
the Telerik team