Dave Thomas wrote:
> I wonder: is it a mistake to think of it as a class at all?
I don't think so, since class << Object.new; self end.is_a? Class. That 
said, I'm not against names that don't involve the word 'class'.

> Then the class could be called the 'customization'.
Ooh... I like that.

Then all we need is a sentence in ri Class that reads 'Classes inherit 
the customizations of their superclasses.' :)

Seriously. Rolls off the tongue. Simple. Descriptive. Plenty of 
opportunities for variation -- plenty of ways to work into English 
sentences.

In short: +1