For some time, there's an eselect profile module. This allows the user to update the profile symlinks. In my opinion, this is easier than manually looking in the profile dir and manually symlinking it.
This does require a more recent stage file than 2008.0, but it's included in every autobuild.
Created attachment 198873 [details, diff]
patch to use eselect profile in the handbook
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 234310 ***