Yes, I admit it, I hate bugzilla. I mean, the bug tracking is something indispensable for every software project, but digging in its web interface for quick searches, I just find it unbearably awful.
But I guess I came across with the right tool for overcome this web madness: pybugz
On the other hand, I’ve to say that I agree about using bugzilla to keep track of patches, it’s a bad idea too. A properly organised mailing list and maybe a patchwork, if the traffic is massive, as helper.