So, I guess you are looking for something like this instead?:
Can you go ahead and add an issue via JIRA and then link to this thread?
<inbound-channel-adapter payload="somePrototypeBean" channel="x">
<poller ... />
In reality, I would most likely not use that approach above directly ("poller" does not make much sense in this context). It is more like a scheduled publisher. The new scheduling namespace in Spring 3 (I will be starting work on that today hopefully) will simplify this, but I could still see something more like this in Spring Integration:
<publisher payload="somePrototypeBean" channel="x">
<interval-trigger ... />
P.S. Iwein is just as lazy .... a great virtue IMO