Breaking a long clip into 'sub-clips'

So, I have a long clip that I've imported from, say a single long shot at an event.  I want to break that clip up into what used to be subclips.  I want to be able to treat those subclips as if they were clips - I want to be able to give them names, organize them in folders and I want to be able to drag them onto the timeline.
My question is, how does Apple think we should be doing this?  The way that I see recommended around the web is:
Select your 'master' clip. 
Set In and Out points.
Bring up the keyword editor.
Enter a new keyword for that 'subclip'
Doing this allows you to organize each 'subclip' by the keyword that's assigned to it and, by 'expanding' the master clip in the clip window, you can see the subclips/keywords in that master clip and you can drag them onto the timeline.
There are big issues with this, however. 
There is no easy way to organize these subclips.  Lets say I make 40 subclips (keywords) from a master clip.  I then organize them into folders, 20 per folder, according to how I want them grouped. When I select a folder, I see a list of 20 clips - all named the same ... they are all named after the master clip!  I have no way of telling which clip is which without individully exanding each clip!  I could go back to the actual master clip by looking at it under the Event and exanding the master clip to see the list of all the 'keywords' - but then I have no way of orgainizing them - they're all just under that master clip.
What I want is not a 'keyword' - which is essentially a reusable identifier, used in this work-around as a single-use identfier - but a way of making parts of a master clip funtionally equivalent to the original master clip.  Just because I shot some things in one take - especially with event videography - that doesn't mean I want them grouped together for editing.  As far as I can see, there is no way to dissociate these subclips from the original master clip for the purposes of working with them.
This is basic functionality ... so am I missing something?  What is the non-workaround way of doing this?
Here is another explanation of the issue by a kindly blogger: -in-final-cut-10-0
Thank you!

Well, the difference is you can't do anything, like drag to the timeline or scrub, with the names in the library pane, only in the clips pane. 
But you're right, that does suggest an improvement over using the folder to reveal the (sub)clips in the clip pane.  I could drag the library pane as wide as possible so I can see as much of the 'subclip names'/'keyword collection names' as possible.  Then expand the folder I want in the library pane, revealing those names.  Then I click on the subclip/keyword I want, which reveals the (sub)clip in the clips pane. I can then drag it to the timeline or scrub it etc there.  That's probably also an improvement over expanding the master clip in the clips pane, though still a right hacky pain.
I really don't think that being able to create subclips is an either/or with keywords.  They fullfill different needs.  Keywords do what they do well, but we still need the ability to create subclips, both from a logical workflow point of view and from a practical point of view, given how inconvenient this hack with keywords is.  It should be 5 step process ...
1. You shoot your video, stopping and starting how it suits you at the during the shoot.
2. You import the video.
3. You break it up into clips for editing convenience.
4. You label and group and fine tune those clips with the keywording system.
5. You edit.
The ability to non-hackily do Step 3 is missing in Final Cut Pro X, it seems.

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