Photoshop: Layer Styles: Ability to make 'outside' Stroke corners sharp

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I love the stroke, i use it everyday, but there are things that keeps bugging me - maybe it's just me and if that's the chase then i have to live with it but....

1) Could you make the outside stroke corners sharp, not round.. I always place the stroke on the inside to fix this but this shrinks what ever im framing / stroking a bit in size (cause the stroke "steals the space")

2) How about custom strokes? Use shapes, smart objects as strokes?

3) Multiple strokes? I know you can do this with a smart object, but why only one stroke, why not 2, 3? Would give a useful effect on shapes, text and so on?

Thanks :)

Ps: Could you add rearrange layer effects so i could switch the effects simply by rearranging the order.. That would be cool..
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In Photoshop CS6, we've implemented 'true' vector stroking that allows for sharp or rounded corners with any stroke alignment (Inner, Centered, Outer):

Not exactly the same request, but my guess is most users were using layer effect strokes as a crutch for lack or real vector strokes.