So I’ve made contact with Kelvin at Build A Niche Store, and his response was fantastic. I was extremely worried that he would take it personally and deny that there are any problems. But instead he was very responsive to my email and accepted my offer to see diffs that I’ve done to the code, etc.
He stated that there have not been any problems with performance, functionality or security related to the issues that I brought up, but was willing to address these issues with his programming staff. This is all I wanted to hear.
I’ll continue to work on the code on my end, and will also continue to offer more diffs as items get checked off of my list. If you’re a current BANS customer, I would keep a close eye for upcoming updates.