Thanks for your reply Alec. I'll cvs update and take a look, but won't actually migrate our production system until you've release 2.2.1, of course.
On one hand, I agree hard to read release/change logs are a problem, however with proper indentation a two line description should be quite readable. Because, on the other hand, overly succinct descriptions can be cryptic. I personally prefer more information (to a point, because, yes, I would go to bugzilla for a full description, comments, etc., as I have been doing). It's subtle, but being able to look at a project's release/change log and understand what's been happening without having to open a web browser, be online, etc. means I can move through the installation in a more focused way.
Anyway, personal preference I suppose.