HABTM acting as list on Rails 2

Hi Fellow Railworkers

Now that Rails 2 is the engine, is there an easier way to have a HABTM
relation act_as_list?

The solution outlined in the wiki is pretty ugly:
http://wiki.rubyonrails.org/rails/pages/HowToUseActsAsListWithHasAndBelongsToMany

Thanks for any hints, -sven