Yes, I think it's time to finish this thread. I would like to summarize, and you can correct anything that's wrong:
I was originally concerned that you felt there was some factual error or problem with assigned ids within the context of detached objects. That appears not to be the case. The criticism mentioned is that I went off and enspoused a technique that solves problems that only arise when working with detached objects. Meanwhile I completely failed to mention the technique of extended sessions which eliminate the need to detach objects. Fair enough. I should have framed the context of the technique at the beginning of the article.
You've been promoting extended sessions for some time and seem frustrated that people are still choosing to detach their objects instead. Perhaps you should provide more links and direct references to the relevant material instead of just saying "read the book". Actually I've found the online material on the technique somewhat sparce and hard to find. This is compounded by the evolving terminology: what was originally "long session" (reference docs prior to 3.2 and HiA) is now "extended session" and "session-per-conversation" (reference docs 3.2, JPwH), which you've refered to here as "extended persistence context". Both books provide a much better description than any online material I've found.
To clarify in case anyone's interested:
Sparce description in the Reference Documentation:
Hibernate in Action: section 8.2.4
Java Persistence with Hibernate: section 11.2.3
Section in the wiki on the open session in view pattern:
Please extend this list with anything else you think people should read. I'll definitely add this summary to the article forums to make sure people have access to as much information as possible.