I generally have difficulty treating defects (orphan/escape defects) in our backlog, iterations, etc. similarly to user stories in Rally. One particular problem I have is I am unable to attach these "orphan" or "escape" defects in our backlog directly to a feature in the portfolio. We are trying to avoid nesting too much, and Rally forces me to attach the defects to a placeholder user story, and then to a feature. I would like to see this changed.
Hello, that's a great idea! In Idea Manager, I found an entry for it at https://ideas.rallydev.com/ideas/D3454 If you'd like to vote on it there, it will help us prioritize the idea against others to make Agile Central as great as possible.
If you have any questions or need help getting into Idea Manager, just let me know.