I've been playing with this, added keyboard nudge, right clicking handles to rotate with snap to 45 degrees if shift is held. But I'm stuck on getting the handles to size right when rotated with the sprite.
I've tried couple times, but it gets bloated, and never really works. It's nicer using it with the handles floating over the rotated sprite in a global fashion. So that's what I will use unless someone can figure out how to work the floating X & Ys.
Here's R0J0's code with the nudge and rotate if someone wants to add some more resize/rotate features:https://dl.dropbox.com/u/85412219/forumposts/resizerotate.capx